Human Gene ACE2 (ENST00000677282.1) Description and Page Index
Description: angiotensin I converting enzyme 2 (from HGNC ACE2) RefSeq Summary (NM_001371415): The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the angiotensin-converting enzyme family of dipeptidyl carboxydipeptidases and has considerable homology to human angiotensin 1 converting enzyme. This secreted protein catalyzes the cleavage of angiotensin I into angiotensin 1-9, and angiotensin II into the vasodilator angiotensin 1-7. The organ- and cell-specific expression of this gene suggests that it may play a role in the regulation of cardiovascular and renal function, as well as fertility. In addition, the encoded protein is a functional receptor for the spike glycoprotein of the human coronavirus HCoV-NL63 and the human severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses, SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus). [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2020]. Gencode Transcript: ENST00000677282.1 Gencode Gene: ENSG00000130234.12 Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg38 chrX:15,557,039-15,580,438 Size: 23,400 Total Exon Count: 11 Strand: - Coding Region Position: hg38 chrX:15,561,905-15,580,312 Size: 18,408 Coding Exon Count: 11
The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.
Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.