Interferon-induced helicase C domain-containing protein 1 - Q9BYX4 (IFIH1_HUMAN)


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  • Number of PDB entries for Q9BYX4: 4
Innate immune receptor which acts as a cytoplasmic sensor of viral nucleic acids and plays a major role in sensing viral infection and in the activation of a cascade of antiviral responses including the induction of type I interferons and proinflammatory cytokines. Its ligands include mRNA lacking 2'-O-methylation at their 5' cap and long-dsRNA (>1 kb in length). Upon ligand binding it associates with mitochondria antiviral signaling protein (MAVS/IPS1) which activates the IKK-related kinases: TBK1 and IKBKE which phosphorylate interferon regulatory factors: IRF3 and IRF7 which in turn activate transcription of antiviral immunological genes, including interferons (IFNs); IFN-alpha and IFN-beta. Responsible for detecting the Picornaviridae family members such as encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) and mengo encephalomyocarditis virus (ENMG). Can also detect other viruses such as dengue virus (DENV), west Nile virus (WNV), and reovirus. Also involved in antiviral signaling in response to viruses containing a dsDNA genome, such as vaccinia virus. Plays an important role in amplifying innate immune signaling through recognition of RNA metabolites that are produced during virus infection by ribonuclease L (RNase L). May play an important role in enhancing natural killer cell function and may be involved in growth inhibition and apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. (data source: UniProt  )
Catalytic Activity

ATP + H2O = ADP + phosphate.

(data source: UniProt  )
Subunit structure
Monomer in the absence of ligands and homodimerizes in the presence of dsRNA ligands. Can assemble into helical or linear polymeric filaments on long dsRNA. Interacts with MAVS/IPS1. Interacts (via the CARD domains) with TKFC, the interaction is inhibited by viral infection (PubMed:17600090). Interacts with PCBP2. Interacts with NLRC5. Interacts with PIAS2-beta. Interacts with DDX60. Interacts with ANKRD17. Interacts with IKBKE (PubMed:17600090). Interacts with V protein of Simian virus 5, Human parainfluenza virus 2, Mumps virus, Sendai virus and Hendra virus. Binding to paramyxoviruses V proteins prevents IFN-beta induction, and the further establishment of an antiviral state. Interacts with herpes simplex virus 1 protein US11; this interaction prevents the interaction of MAVS/IPS1 to IFIH1. (data source: UniProt  )
This protein in other organisms (by gene name):
Organism (common name): Human
Other Gene names: MDA5 RH116
Chromosome Location: chr2:163123709- 163174817 (reverse strand)
Isoforms: 2, currently showing only the 'canonical' sequence.
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