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Tektin 1
Symbol TEKT1
External IDs OMIM609002 MGI1333819 HomoloGene7973 GeneCards: TEKT1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 83659 21689
Ensembl ENSG00000167858 ENSMUSG00000020799
UniProt Q969V4 Q9DAJ2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_053285 NM_001282006
RefSeq (protein) NP_444515 NP_001268935
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
6.79 – 6.83 Mb
Chr 11:
72.34 – 72.36 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Tektin 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TEKT1 gene.[1][2]


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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: tektin 1". 
  2. ^ 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. 

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