ELAV (embryonic lethal, abnormal vision, Drosophila)-like 1 (Hu antigen R)
Symbols ELAVL1; ELAV1; HUR; Hua; MelG
External IDs OMIM603466 MGI1100851 HomoloGene20367 GeneCards: ELAVL1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 1994 15568
Ensembl ENSG00000066044 ENSMUSG00000040028
UniProt Q15717 Q3TT05
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001419 NM_010485.3
RefSeq (protein) NP_001410 NP_034615.2
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
8.02 – 8.07 Mb
Chr 8:
4.28 – 4.33 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

ELAV-like protein 1 or HuR is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ELAVL1 gene.[1][2]

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the ELAVL protein family. This encoded protein contains 3 RNA-binding domains and binds cis-acting AU-rich elements. It stabilizes mRNAs and thereby regulates gene expression.[3]


  1. ^ Ma WJ, Cheng S, Campbell C, Wright A, Furneaux H (Jun 1996). "Cloning and characterization of HuR, a ubiquitously expressed Elav-like protein". J Biol Chem 271 (14): 8144–8151. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.14.8144. PMID 8626503. 
  2. ^ Ma WJ, Furneaux H (Feb 1997). "Localization of the human HuR gene to chromosome 19p13.2". Hum Genet 99 (1): 32–33. doi:10.1007/s004390050305. PMID 9003489. 
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: ELAVL1 ELAV (embryonic lethal, abnormal vision, Drosophila)-like 1 (Hu antigen R)". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=1994. 

See Also

RNA-Binding Protein

Further reading

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