CENPJ gene

centromere protein J

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the centromere protein family. During cell division, this protein plays a structural role in the maintenance of centrosome integrity and normal spindle morphology, and it is involved in microtubule disassembly at the centrosome. This protein can function as a transcriptional coactivator in the Stat5 signaling pathway, and also as a coactivator of NF-kappaB-mediated transcription, likely via its interaction with the coactivator p300/CREB-binding protein. Mutations in this gene are associated with primary autosomal recessive microcephaly, a disorder characterized by severely reduced brain size and cognitive disability. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]

From UniProt:

Plays an important role in cell division and centrosome function by participating in centriole duplication (PubMed:17681131, PubMed:20531387). Inhibits microtubule nucleation from the centrosome. Involved in the regulation of slow processive growth of centriolar microtubules. Acts as microtubule plus-end tracking protein that stabilizes centriolar microtubules and inhibits microtubule polymerization and extension from the distal ends of centrioles (PubMed:15047868, PubMed:27219064, PubMed:27306797). Required for centriole elongation and for STIL-mediated centriole amplification (PubMed:22020124). Required for the recruitment of CEP295 to the proximal end of new-born centrioles at the centriolar microtubule wall during early S phase in a PLK4-dependent manner (PubMed:27185865). May be involved in the control of centriolar-microtubule growth by acting as a regulator of tubulin release (PubMed:27306797).

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From NCBI Gene:

  • Seckel syndrome 4
  • Primary autosomal recessive microcephaly 6

From UniProt:

Microcephaly 6, primary, autosomal recessive (MCPH6): A disease defined as a head circumference more than 3 standard deviations below the age-related mean. Brain weight is markedly reduced and the cerebral cortex is disproportionately small. Despite this marked reduction in size, the gyral pattern is relatively well preserved, with no major abnormality in cortical architecture. Affected individuals are mentally retarded. Primary microcephaly is further defined by the absence of other syndromic features or significant neurological deficits due to degenerative brain disorder. [MIM:608393]

Seckel syndrome 4 (SCKL4): A rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by proportionate dwarfism of prenatal onset associated with low birth weight, growth retardation, severe microcephaly with a bird-headed like appearance, and mental retardation. [MIM:613676]

Cytogenetic Location: 13q12.12-q12.13, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 13 between positions 12.12 and 12.13

Molecular Location: base pairs 24,882,279 to 24,922,889 on chromosome 13 (Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20200522, GRCh38.p13) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 13q12.12-q12.13, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 13 between positions 12.12 and 12.13
  • BM032
  • CENP-J
  • CPAP
  • LAP
  • LIP1
  • MCPH6
  • Sas-4
  • SASS4
  • SCKL4