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The official name of this gene is “synuclein, alpha interacting protein.”
SNCAIP is the gene's official symbol. The SNCAIP gene is also known by other names, listed below.
This gene encodes a protein containing several protein-protein interaction domains, including ankyrin-like repeats, a coiled-coil domain, and an ATP/GTP-binding motif. The encoded protein interacts with alpha-synuclein in neuronal tissue and may play a role in the formation of cytoplasmic inclusions and neurodegeneration. A mutation in this gene has been associated with Parkinson's disease. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of only two have been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]
Isoform 2 inhibits the ubiquitin ligase activity of SIAH1 and inhibits proteasomal degradation of target proteins. Isoform 2 inhibits autoubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of SIAH1, and thereby increases cellular levels of SIAH. Isoform 2 modulates SNCA monoubiquitination by SIAH1.
|168600 (http://omim.org/entry/168600)||PARKINSON DISEASE, LATE-ONSET|
|603779 (http://omim.org/entry/603779)||SYNUCLEIN-ALPHA-INTERACTING PROTEIN|
Cytogenetic Location: 5q23.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 5: base pairs 122,311,348 to 122,464,098
The SNCAIP gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 5 at position 23.2.
More precisely, the SNCAIP gene is located from base pair 122,311,348 to base pair 122,464,098 on chromosome 5.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/howgeneswork/genelocation) in the Handbook.
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