Sequence of this protein is as follows: MAMQMQLEAN ADTSVEEESF GPQPISRLEQ CGINANDVKK LEEAGFHTVE AVAYAPKKEL INIKGISEAK ADKILAEAAK LVPMGFTTAT EFHQRRSEII QITTGSKELD KLLQGGIETG SITEMFGEFR TGKTQICHTL AVTCQLPIDR GGGEGKAMYI DTEGTFRPER LLAVAERYGL SGSDVLDNVA YARAFNTDHQ TQLLYQASAM MVESRYALLI VDSATALYRT DYSGRGELSA RQMHLARFLR MLLRLADEFG VAVVITNQVV AQVDGAAMFA ADPKKPIGGN IIAHASTTRL YLRKGRGETR ICKIYDSPCL PEAEAMFAIN ADGVGDAKD
RAD51 plays a critical role in homologous strand exchange, a key step in DNA repair through homologous recobination. It binds to single and double-stranded DNA and exhibits DNA-dependent ATPase activity. RAD51 catalyzes the recognition of homology and strand exchange between homologous DNA partners to form a joint molecule between a processed DNA break and the repair template. It binds to a single-stranded DNA in an ATP-dependent manner to form nucleoprotein filaments which are essential for the homology search and strand exchange. Mutations in the gene can results in breast cancer, mirror movements 2 and fanconi anemia.
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Protein Aliases: BRCA1/BRCA2-containing complex, subunit 5; DNA repair protein RAD51 homolog 1; HsRAD51; RAD51 homolog A; RecA, E. coli, homolog of; RecA-like protein; recombination protein A
Gene Aliases: AV304093; BRCC5; FANCR; HRAD51; HsRad51; HsT16930; MRMV2; RAD51; RAD51A; RECA
Molecular Function: DNA metabolism protein