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Gene: ZK354.10   

ZK354.10SMapS_parentSequenceZK354
ChromosomeIV
Identity (5)
Gene_info Gene_classmsp
Structured_description Provisional_descriptionmsp-58 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-58 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_pseudogeneZK354.10
Corresponding_PCR_product (56)
Corresponding_RNAi_reagent (64)
Experimental_info WB_RNAi_result (65)
Expr_patternExpr3417
ReferenceWBPaper00015440
MethodGene