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Gene: C34F11.4   

C34F11.4SMapS_parentSequenceC34F11
ChromosomeII
Identity Version1
Name (7)
SpeciesCaenorhabditis elegans
HistoryVersion_change107 Apr 2004 11:29:31WBPerson1971 EventImportedInitial conversion from geneace
StatusLive
Gene_info Gene_classmsp
Phenotype[C.elegansII] NMK. Encodes MSP (16kD); msp-45 cluster. [Ward et al. (1988); BA]
GO_termGO:0005198 IEA Inferred_automatically
Structured_description Provisional_descriptionmsp-50 encodes a protein that belongs to a family of proteins called the Major Sperm Proteins (MSPs) that is conserved in nematodes; this family consists of closely related, small, basic proteins that make up 15% of sperm protein; this multigene family consists of over fifty genes, including many pseudogenes; MSPs are 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; MSPs assemble into fibrous networks that drive movement of the C. elegans sperm; msp genes are expressed only in late primary spermatocytes. Paper_evidence WBPaper00001023
WBPaper00002143
WBPaper00004591
WBPaper00005670
Curator_confirmedWBPerson324
Date_last_updated31 Mar 2005 00:00:00
Concise_descriptionmsp-50 encodes a protein that belongs to a family of proteins called the Major Sperm Proteins (MSPs) that is conserved in nematodes; this family consists of closely related, small, basic proteins that make up 15% of sperm protein; this multigene family consists of over fifty genes, including many pseudogenes; MSPs are 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; MSPs assemble into fibrous networks that drive movement of the C. elegans sperm; msp genes are expressed only in late primary spermatocytes.
Molecular_info Corresponding_CDSC34F11.4
Corresponding_proteinWP:CE02806
Corresponding_PCR_product (31)
Corresponding_RNAi_reagent (39)
Experimental_info RNAi_result Cenix:236-g6
JA:C34F11.4
WB_RNAi_result (75)
Expr_patternExpr3417
Reference WBPaper00001023
WBPaper00024312
MethodGene