Detailed entry information

Protein Information (annotations from UniProt)

Database IDHIV0000922
UniProt IDP60228
Primary gene name(s)EIF3E
Synonym gene name(s)EIF3S6, INT6
Protein nameEukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 subunit E
Protein functionComponent of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3, eIF-3 complex, which is required for several steps in the initiation of protein synthesis, PubMed:17581632, PubMed:25849773, PubMed:27462815. The eIF-3 complex associates with the 40S ribosome and facilitates the recruitment of eIF-1, eIF-1A, eIF-2:GTP:methionyl-tRNAi and eIF-5 to form the 43S pre-initiation complex, 43S PIC. The eIF-3 complex stimulates mRNA recruitment to the 43S PIC and scanning of the mRNA for AUG recognition. The eIF-3 complex is also required for disassembly and recycling of post-termination ribosomal complexes and subsequently prevents premature joining of the 40S and 60S ribosomal subunits prior to initiation, PubMed:17581632. The eIF-3 complex specifically targets and initiates translation of a subset of mRNAs involved in cell proliferation, including cell cycling, differentiation and apoptosis, and uses different modes of RNA stem-loop binding to exert either translational activation or repression, PubMed:25849773. Required for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, NMD; may act in conjunction with UPF2 to divert mRNAs from translation to the NMD pathway, PubMed:17468741. May interact with MCM7 and EPAS1 and regulate the proteasome-mediated degradation of these proteins, PubMed:17310990, PubMed:17324924. {ECO:0000255|HAMAP-Rule:MF_03004, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17310990, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17324924, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17468741, ECO:0000269|PubMed:17581632, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25849773, ECO:0000269|PubMed:27462815}.
Subcellular locationCytoplasm. Nucleus, PML body.
ECO codeClick here for more information.
Amino acid sequence
FASTA format: P60228
Gene Ontology
(Biological Process)
Complete annatation
formation of translation preinitiation complex [GO:0001731];
negative regulation of translational initiation [GO:0045947];
nuclear-transcribed mRNA catabolic process, nonsense-mediated decay [GO:0000184];
positive regulation of mRNA binding [GO:1902416];
positive regulation of translation [GO:0045727];
regulation of translational initiation [GO:0006446];
translational initiation [GO:0006413]
Gene Ontology
(Molecular Function)
Complete annatation
poly(A RNA binding [GO:0044822];
protein N-terminus binding [GO:0047485];
translation initiation factor activity [GO:0003743]
Gene Ontology
(Cellular Component)
Complete annatation
cytoplasm [GO:0005737];
cytosol [GO:0005829];
eukaryotic 43S preinitiation complex [GO:0016282];
eukaryotic 48S preinitiation complex [GO:0033290];
eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 complex [GO:0005852];
extracellular exosome [GO:0070062];
membrane [GO:0016020];
nucleoplasm [GO:0005654];
nucleus [GO:0005634];
PML body [GO:0016605]
Protein-protein interaction109857
Phylogenetic treeP60228
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. CD3-0.02997225825682990.9270044753927570.95266681120412
AZA vs. DISU-0.1556626932041690.537296400043390.941913020997389
AZA vs. IL7-0.03377438788861640.8890521958379220.999311006273513
AZA vs. SAHA-0.01142548643440850.9625290693569770.990779256780515
DISU vs. CD3-0.1385299012822770.7018642082410780.791285793855811
DISU vs. IL70.1133944739921790.6517379010104090.898979674053611
DISU vs. SAHA0.1440424054963460.6204390364163220.880275465058394
DMSO vs. AZA-0.1985559278361160.3086356425867111
DMSO vs. CD3-0.1840868483579180.565196968780060.666877532477413
DMSO vs. DISU-0.04598232878969470.8502379935798380.982583769983649
DMSO vs. IL70.1725494143075260.4086152676153130.847494592253841
DMSO vs. SAHA0.180257052554710.4432630838971170.77580048048002
HIV vs. Mock in Activation-0.3689605604643120.5530893286936940.999983755607037
HIV vs. Mock in Latency-0.1991131071143550.2253116744183990.999834320637052
IL7 vs. CD30.006373381547967620.9841377438303230.990181444012714
SAHA vs. CD3-0.007890885460431450.9821807234851830.987883835208017
SAHA vs. IL70.01731937611760690.9431721723707130.978024358224409
(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
unknown unknown

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 unknown unknown unknown
Infected vs. Bystander unknown unknown unknown
(2). Lefebvre et al., J. Virol., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)
Log2 Fold Change unknown
(3). Li et al., J. Immunol., 2013

Lymphatic tissue
Acute Fold Change Acute P Value Asymt Fold Change Asypt P Value AIDS Fold Change AIDS P Value
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(4). Chang et al., MBio., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)

Derived from Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015 cross validation
Up-regulated (True) FALSE
(5). Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015

Deep RNA-seq analysis of primary human T cell infected with low passage HIV isolate HIV89.6 - Primary CD4+ T cell based
Test Status Log2 Fold Change P Value
OK -0.857779 0.000305467
(6). Rotger et al., PLoS Pathog., 2010

Genome-wide mRNA expression of CD4+ T cells from HIV-infected patient
(Genes differentially expressed (at adjusted p<0.01) according to the empirical Bayes approach)
Log2 Fold Change P Value
unknown unknown

Proteomic/Transcriptomics studies indicating differentially expressed genes mediated by HIV

(1). Greenwood et al., Elife, 2016

Activated (CD3/CD28) Primary human CD4+ T cells infected with pNL4-3-dE-EGFP. The table shows the complete (unfiltered) TMT (tandem mass tag)-based proteomic time course dataset
6 h 24 h 48 h 72 h RTi
0.985 0.918 0.816 0.701 0.861
(2). Navare et al., Virology, 2012

SUP-T1 cell line
FC-4hpi P-value FC-8hpi P-value FC-20hpi P-value Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(3). Hyrcza et al., J. Virolo., 2007

Primary human CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells
Affymetrix Prob ID Fold Change In CD8? Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown

Protein Overview       top

Drug-protein Interaction       (annotations from DrugBank)      top

not found

Protein Secondary Structure       (annotations from PDB)      top

PDB Accession Method Resolution Chain Structure Preview
3J8B EM - E=1-395.
3J8C EM - E=1-395.

HIV-1 Interaction       (annotations from NCBI HIV-1 Interaction Database)      top

HIV Partner Interaction Type PubMed
Envelope surface glycoprotein gp120 complexes with 23125841
Gag-Pol complexes with 23125841
Pol interacts with 22190034
Pr55(Gag) complexes with 23125841
retropepsin interacts with 22190034
Nef complexes with 23125841

Metabolic/Signalling Pathway       (annotations from KEGG database)      top

Pathway Accession Number Description
hsa03013 RNA transport - Homo sapiens (human)
hsa05160 Hepatitis C - Homo sapiens (human)
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