DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated in a number of cellular processes involving alteration of RNA secondary structure such as translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and spliceosome assembly. Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. DDX27 is a DEAD box protein, the function of which has not been determined.
DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 27; DEAD box protein 27; DEAD/H (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp/His) box polypeptide 27; Deficiency of ribosomal subunits protein 1 homolog; dJ686N3.1; DRS1; HSPC259; PP3241; Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX27; RHLP; RNA helicase-like protein; Rrp3p