Detailed entry information

Protein Information (annotations from UniProt)

Database IDHIV0000055
UniProt IDQ8WTP8
Primary gene name(s)AEN
Synonym gene name(s)ISG20L1
Protein nameApoptosis-enhancing nuclease
Protein functionExonuclease with activity against single- and double-stranded DNA and RNA. Mediates p53-induced apoptosis. When induced by p53 following DNA damage, digests double-stranded DNA to form single-stranded DNA and amplifies DNA damage signals, leading to enhancement of apoptosis. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:16171785, ECO:0000269|PubMed:18264133}.
Subcellular locationNucleus. Nucleus, nucleolus. Note=Localized predomintly in the nucleolus. Translocates from the nucleolus to the nucleoplasm upon apoptosis induction.
ECO codeClick here for more information.
Amino acid sequence
FASTA format: Q8WTP8
Gene Ontology
(Biological Process)
Complete annatation
intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage by p53 class mediator [GO:0042771];
response to ionizing radiation [GO:0010212]
Gene Ontology
(Molecular Function)
Complete annatation
exonuclease activity [GO:0004527];
nucleic acid binding [GO:0003676]
Gene Ontology
(Cellular Component)
Complete annatation
nuclear membrane [GO:0031965];
nucleolus [GO:0005730];
nucleoplasm [GO:0005654];
nucleus [GO:0005634]
Protein-protein interaction122292
Phylogenetic treeQ8WTP8
HIV replication factor status Zhou et al., Cell. Host. Microbe., 2008
      unknown
Brass et al., Science, 2008
      unknown
Smith et al., J. Immunol, 2010
      unknown
Interferon-stimulated
gene status
Lu et al., J. Virol., 2011
      Folds changes 8h: unknown; Folds changes 16h: unknown; Tested: unknown;
Schoggins JW and Rice CM, Curr. Opin. Virol., 2011
      Targeted viruses: unknown
      Viral life cycle: unknown
      Mechanism related to antiviral activity: unknown
Anti-viral restriction factor Liu et al., Retrovirology, 2011
      unknown (Triplicates)

Gene Expression Profile       top

            Up-regulated;            Down-regulated

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Gene expression during HIV latency

(1). Mohammadi et al., PLoS Pathog., 2014

Differentially expressed transcripts (Pairwise) during latency and subsequent viral reactivation using several agents - Primary CD4+ T-cell based model


DMSO: Dimethyl suloxyde (negative control) - 0.0033% final
SAHA: Vorinostat (Histone deacetylase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
CD3: TCR Stimulation by IL-2+ antiCD3/anti-CD28 antibodies
IL7: Interleukin-7 based stimulation
DISU: Disulfiram (alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
AZA: 5-azacytidine (AZA; DNA methylation inhibitor) - 1 μM
Experimental Condition Log2 Fold Change P value Adjusted P value
AZA vs. CD30.03283916171561240.9200632664971920.948962810692239
AZA vs. DISU-0.3021253162378790.233821616627750.819157190934184
AZA vs. IL70.02508655278982920.8961631423977320.999311006273513
AZA vs. SAHA-1.019191125713933.82760160693163e-050.00183970170517024
DISU vs. CD3-0.348195081544360.339806149538640.473154964203784
DISU vs. IL70.3181881753104790.2073099967590090.586127475416937
DISU vs. SAHA-0.7150042477284060.01463422386613870.133103432641265
DMSO vs. AZA-0.2456574567522570.1428966210221051
DMSO vs. CD3-0.2938551071290540.3582524273291890.472308814011922
DMSO vs. DISU0.05362242696769690.826494742077120.980747352324641
DMSO vs. IL70.2784683029239940.1218188251674460.613981541089683
DMSO vs. SAHA-0.7783897416714230.001089218788595910.0189775911710162
HIV vs. Mock in Activation0.136073223153370.826742718428090.999983755607037
HIV vs. Mock in Latency-0.3347080702730680.08000536014355060.999834320637052
IL7 vs. CD3-0.0008278016749422130.9979462236866530.998807664649995
SAHA vs. CD3-1.076103110259650.00277375594038320.00857798112488711
SAHA vs. IL7-1.046778465081522.19634013675085e-050.000581856436228161
(2). Iglesias-Ussel et al., J. Virol., 2013

Up and Downregulated transcripts during Latency (Latently infected CD4+ T cells vs Uninfected)- Primary CD4+Tcell based model
Log2 Fold Change P Value
0.5577 0.01181

Gene expression during HIV infection and replication

(1). Imbeault et al., PloS Pathog., 2012

Transcriptomic profiling of HIV-1 infected CD4+ T cells - Primary CD4+ T cells
Experiment type Log2 Fold Change P Value Adjusted P Value
Infected vs. Mock 0.791 1.77E-11 4.24E-09