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AliasesMOCS1, MIG11, MOCOD, MOCODA, molybdenum cofactor synthesis 1, MOCS1A, MOCS1B
External IDsOMIM: 603707 HomoloGene: 129502 GeneCards: MOCS1
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RefSeq (protein)


Location (UCSC)Chr 6: 39.9 – 39.93 Mbn/a
PubMed search[2]n/a
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Molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis protein 1 is a protein that in humans and other animals, fungi, and cellular slime molds, is encoded by the MOCS1 gene.[3][4] [5] [6]

Both copies of this gene are defective in patients with molybdenum cofactor deficiency, type A.[6]

Molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis is a conserved pathway leading to the biological activation of molybdenum. The protein encoded by this gene is involved in molybdopterin biosynthesis. (This gene was originally thought to produce a bicistronic mRNA with the potential to produce two proteins (MOCS1A and MOCS1B) from adjacent open reading frames. However, only the first open reading frame (MOCS1A) has been found to encode a protein from the putative bicistronic mRNA.) Two of the splice variants found for this gene express proteins (MOCS1A-MOCS1B) that result from a fusion between the two open reading frames.


  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000124615 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. ^ "MOCS1 - Gene - NCBI". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ Reiss J, Cohen N, Dorche C, Mandel H, Mendel RR, Stallmeyer B, Zabot MT, Dierks T (Oct 1998). "Mutations in a polycistronic nuclear gene associated with molybdenum cofactor deficiency". Nat Genet. 20 (1): 51–3. doi:10.1038/1706. PMID 9731530. S2CID 23833158.
  5. ^ Reiss J, Dorche C, Stallmeyer B, Mendel RR, Cohen N, Zabot MT (Apr 1999). "Human molybdopterin synthase gene: genomic structure and mutations in molybdenum cofactor deficiency type B". Am J Hum Genet. 64 (3): 706–11. doi:10.1086/302296. PMC 1377787. PMID 10053004.
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: MOCS1 molybdenum cofactor synthesis 1".

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