centrosomal protein 78
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a centrosomal protein that is both required for the regulation of centrosome-related events during the cell cycle, and required for ciliogenesis. The encoded protein has an N-terminal leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain with six consecutive LRR repeats, and a C-terminal coiled-coil domain. It interacts with the N-terminal catalytic domain of polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) and colocalizes with PLK4 to the distal end of the centriole. Naturally occurring mutations in this gene cause defects in primary cilia that result in retinal degeneration and sensorineural hearing loss which are associated with cone-rod degeneration disease as well as Usher syndrome. Low expression of this gene is associated with poor prognosis of colorectal cancer patients. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2017]
May be required for efficient PLK4 centrosomal localization and PLK4-induced overduplication of centrioles (PubMed:27246242). May play a role in cilium biogenesis (PubMed:27588451).
From NCBI Gene:
- CONE-ROD DYSTROPHY AND HEARING LOSS
Cone-rod dystrophy and hearing loss (CRDHL): An autosomal recessive disease defined by the association of progressive cone-rod dystrophy with sensorineural hearing loss. Cone-rod dystrophy is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination, predominantly in the macular region, and initial loss of cone photoreceptors followed by rod degeneration. This leads to decreased visual acuity and sensitivity in the central visual field, followed by loss of peripheral vision. Severe loss of vision occurs earlier than in retinitis pigmentosa, due to cone photoreceptors degenerating at a higher rate than rod photoreceptors. [MIM:617236]