Eukaryotic initiation factor 2B (EIF2B), which is necessary for protein synthesis, is a GTP exchange factor composed of five different subunits. The protein encoded by this gene is the fourth, or delta, subunit. Defects in this gene are a cause of leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter (VWM) and ovarioleukodystrophy. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: 67kDa; DKFZp586J0119; EIF-2B; eIF-2B GDP-GTP exchange factor subunit delta; EIF2B; EIF2B4; EIF2Bdelta; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B subunit 4 delta; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B, subunit 4 delta, 67kDa; subunit 4 delta; translation initiation factor eIF-2b delta subunit; Translation initiation factor eIF-2B subunit delta
Gene Aliases: EIF-2B; EIF2B; EIF2B4; EIF2BD; EIF2Bdelta; Jgr1a