TEKT1

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TEKT1
Identifiers
Aliases TEKT1
External IDs MGI: 1333819 HomoloGene: 7973 GeneCards: TEKT1
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_053285

NM_001282006
NM_001282007
NM_011569

RefSeq (protein)

NP_444515

Location (UCSC) Chr 17: 6.79 – 6.83 Mb Chr 11: 72.34 – 72.36 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Tektin 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TEKT1 gene.[3][4]

Function[edit]

This gene product belongs to the tektin family of proteins. Tektins comprise a family of filament-forming proteins that are coassembled with tubulins to form ciliary and flagellar microtubules. This gene is predominantly expressed in the testis and in mouse, tektin 1 mRNA was localized to the spermatocytes and round spermatids in the seminiferous tubules, indicating that it may play a role in spermatogenesis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: tektin 1". 
  4. ^ Xu M, Zhou Z, Cheng C, Zhao W, Tang R, Huang Y, Wang W, Xu J, Zeng L, Xie Y, Mao Y (December 2001). "Cloning and characterization of a novel human TEKTIN1 gene". Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 33 (12): 1172–82. doi:10.1016/S1357-2725(01)00089-9. PMID 11606253. 

Further reading[edit]

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.