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Gene: F59A6.8   

F59A6.8SMapS_parentSequenceF59A6
ChromosomeII
Identity (5)
Gene_info Gene_classmsp
Phenotype[C.elegansII] NMK. Encodes MSP (16kD); near msp-152. [Ward et al. (1988); BA]
Structured_description Provisional_descriptionmsp-71 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-71 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_pseudogeneF59A6.8
Corresponding_PCR_product (57)
Corresponding_RNAi_reagent (62)
Experimental_info WB_RNAi_result (83)
Expr_patternExpr3417
Reference (2)
MethodGene