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interferon induced with helicase C domain 1

Target id: 2921

Nomenclature: interferon induced with helicase C domain 1

Abbreviated Name: MDA5

Family: RIG-I-like receptor family

Annotation status:  image of a grey circle Awaiting annotation/under development. Please contact us if you can help with annotation.  » Email us

   GtoImmuPdb view: ON :     interferon induced with helicase C domain 1 has curated data in GtoImmuPdb

Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 1025 2q24.2 IFIH1 interferon induced with helicase C domain 1
Mouse - 976 2 C1.3 Ifih1 interferon induced with helicase C domain 1
Rat - 1027 3q21 Ifih1 interferon induced with helicase C domain 1
Previous and Unofficial Names
melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 | MDA-5
Database Links
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
KEGG Enzyme
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Enzyme Reaction
EC Number:
Description Reaction Reference
RNA helicase; uses the energy from ATP to unwind RNA ATP + H(2)O <=> ADP + phosphate
Physiological Consequences of Altering Gene Expression
Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs), macrophages and fibroblasts isolated from MDA5 null mice have impaired IFN induction after RNA virus infection. Plasmacytoid DCs are unaffected by MDA5 knockout, suggesting nucleic acid sensing TLRs are more relevant in these cells.
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  cDCs, macrophages and fibroblasts.


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3. Milam EC, Futran J, Franks Jr AG. (2016) Anti-MDA5 Antibody Dermatomyositis Overlap with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Rheumatol J, 10: 122-128. [PMID:28077979]

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RIG-I-like receptor family: interferon induced with helicase C domain 1. Last modified on 07/02/2018. Accessed on 18/01/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,