The Silent Information Regulator (SIR2) family of genes are highly conserved from prokaryotes to eukaryotes and have important functions in the regulation of metabolism, growth and differentiation, inflammation, cellular survival, as well as in senescence and lifespan extension. Sirtuins, including SIRT1-7, are human homologs of yeast Sir2p. Sirtuins are NAD+-dependent histone/protein deacetylases (HDAC) which regulate cellular metabolism, e.g. energy metabolism, and thereby are associated with aging and several age-related diseases. SIRT6 is a histone H3 lysine 9 deacetylase and is thought to stabilize the DNA-dependent protein kinase at double-stranded DNA breaks and may have a role in the process of mammalian aging.
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Protein Aliases: 2810449N18Rik; AI043036; Mono ADP ribosyltransferase sirtuin 6; NAD-dependent protein deacetylase sirtuin-6; Regulatory protein SIR2 homolog 6; SIR2; SIR2 like 6; SIR2 like protein 6; Sir2 related protein type 6; SIR2-like protein 6; sir2-related protein type 6; sirtuin type 6
Gene Aliases: SIR2L6; SIRT6
UniProt ID: (Human) Q8N6T7
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 51548