Guanylate cyclase activator

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A guanylate cyclase activator (or "GUCA") is one of group of proteins which upregulates guanylate cyclase. It is also known as guanylate cyclase-activating protein, with the abbreviation "GCAP".Mutations can be associated with vision defects.[1]

There are five genes involved:

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  1. ^ Payne AM, Downes SM, Bessant DA, et al. (1998). "A mutation in guanylate cyclase activator 1A (GUCA1A) in an autosomal dominant cone dystrophy pedigree mapping to a new locus on chromosome 6p21.1". Hum. Mol. Genet. 7 (2): 273–7. doi:10.1093/hmg/7.2.273. PMID 9425234. 

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