GO curators for mouse genes have assigned the following annotations to the gene product of Npl. (This text reflects annotations as of Thursday, January 16, 2014.) MGI curation of this mouse gene is considered complete, including annotations derived from the biomedical literature as of December 18, 2013. If you know of any additional information regarding this mouse gene please let us know. Please supply mouse gene symbol and a PubMed ID.Summary from NCBI RefSeq
[Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] This gene encodes a member of the N-acetylneuraminate lyase sub-family of (beta/alpha)(8)-barrel enzymes. N-acetylneuraminate lyases regulate cellular concentrations of N-acetyl-neuraminic acid (sialic acid) by mediating the reversible conversion of sialic acid into N-acetylmannosamine and pyruvate. A pseudogene of this gene is located on the short arm of chromosome 2. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]Summary text based on GO annotations supported by experimental evidence in mouse
Researchers have inferred from direct assay, that the gene product of Npl
Annotations directly to for the gene Npl indicate that MGI curators have found no experimental data [literature] to support further annotation to these categories at this time.
Bergfeld AK et al. (2012) Metabolism of vertebrate amino sugars with N-glycolyl groups: elucidating the intracellular fate of the non-human sialic acid N-glycolylneuraminic acid. J Biol Chem, 287:28865-81. (PubMed:22692205)