the major 3' DNA exonuclease in mammalian cells. Normally associates with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Translocates to the nucleus at S phase after DNA damage by gamma-irradiation or hydroxyurea. Trex1-deficient cells show defective G1/S transition, with single-stranded DNA molecules persisting after S phase and accumulating in the ER. Degrades ssDNA. Prevents chronic checkpoint activation and inappropriate immune activation. Mutations cause Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, an autoimmune disorder. Trex1a(-/-) mice have autoinflammatory responses. The gene for this protein is either identical to or adjacent to that of ATRIP. Some of the mRNAs that encode TREX1 also encode ATRIP in another reading frame. Three alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA repair, damage; Deoxyribonuclease; Cell cycle regulation; DNA binding protein; EC 220.127.116.11
Molecular Function: protein homodimerization activity; metal ion binding; double-stranded DNA binding; exodeoxyribonuclease III activity; 3'-5'-exodeoxyribonuclease activity; MutLalpha complex binding; adenyl deoxyribonucleotide binding; 3'-5' exonuclease activity; MutSalpha complex binding; single-stranded DNA binding
Biological Process: cell death; regulation of interferon type I production; mismatch repair; positive regulation of interferon type I production; innate immune response; DNA catabolic process, exonucleolytic; DNA repair; DNA replication; DNA metabolic process; DNA recombination
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.