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Gene: C04G2.4   

C04G2.4SMapS_parentSequenceC04G2
ChromosomeIV
Identity (5)
Gene_info Gene_classmsp
Phenotype[C.elegansII] NMK. Encodes MSP (16kD); msp-77 cluster. [Ward et al. (1988); BA]
GO_termGO:0005198 IEA Inferred_automatically
Structured_description Provisional_descriptionmsp-36 encodes a protein that belongs to a family of proteins called the Major Sperm Proteins (MSPs) that is conserved in nematodes; this family comprises of closely related, small, basic proteins that make up 15% of sperm protein; this multigene family consists of over fifty genes, including many pseudogenes; MSP is involved in both extracellular signaling and cytoskeletal functions during reproduction-MSP antagonizes Eph/ephrin signaling, in part, by binding VAB-1 Eph receptor tyrosine kinase on oocytes and sheath cells to promote oocyte maturation and MAPK activation; MSP assembles into fibrous networks that drives movement of the C. elegans sperm; msp genes are expressed only in late primary spermatocytes. Paper_evidence (4)
Curator_confirmedWBPerson324
Date_last_updated22 Mar 2005 00:00:00
Concise_descriptionmsp-36 encodes a protein that belongs to a family of proteins called the Major Sperm Proteins (MSPs) that is conserved in nematodes; this family comprises of closely related, small, basic proteins that make up 15% of sperm protein; this multigene family consists of over fifty genes, including many pseudogenes; MSP is involved in both extracellular signaling and cytoskeletal functions during reproduction-MSP antagonizes Eph/ephrin signaling, in part, by binding VAB-1 Eph receptor tyrosine kinase on oocytes and sheath cells to promote oocyte maturation and MAPK activation; MSP assembles into fibrous networks that drives movement of the C. elegans sperm; msp genes are expressed only in late primary spermatocytes.
Molecular_info Corresponding_CDSC04G2.4
Corresponding_proteinWP:CE03853
Corresponding_PCR_product (44)
Corresponding_RNAi_reagent (52)
Experimental_info RNAi_result Cenix:242-d2
JA:C04G2.4
[cgc5655]:C04G2.4
WB_RNAi_result (75)
Expr_patternExpr3417
Reference WBPaper00001023
WBPaper00024312
MethodGene