DNAAF4 gene

dynein axonemal assembly factor 4

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a tetratricopeptide repeat domain-containing protein. The encoded protein interacts with estrogen receptors and the heat shock proteins, Hsp70 and Hsp90. An homologous protein in rat has been shown to function in neuronal migration in the developing neocortex. A chromosomal translocation involving this gene is associated with a susceptibility to developmental dyslexia. Mutations in this gene are associated with deficits in reading and spelling. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Read-through transcription also exists between this gene and the downstream cell cycle progression 1 (CCPG1) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]

From UniProt:

Axonemal dynein assembly factor required for ciliary motility. Involved in neuronal migration during development of the cerebral neocortex. May regulate the stability and proteasomal degradation of the estrogen receptors that play an important role in neuronal differentiation, survival and plasticity.

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From NCBI Gene:

  • Dyslexia 1
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia 25

From UniProt:

Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 25 (CILD25): A disorder characterized by abnormalities of motile cilia. Respiratory infections leading to chronic inflammation and bronchiectasis are recurrent, due to defects in the respiratory cilia. Patients may exhibit randomization of left-right body asymmetry and situs inversus, due to dysfunction of monocilia at the embryonic node. Primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with situs inversus is referred to as Kartagener syndrome. [MIM:615482]

Dyslexia 1 (DYX1): A relatively common, complex cognitive disorder characterized by an impairment of reading performance despite adequate motivational, educational and intellectual opportunities. It is a multifactorial trait, with evidence for familial clustering and heritability. [MIM:127700]

Cytogenetic Location: 15q21.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 at position 21.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 55,417,755 to 55,508,234 on chromosome 15 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 15q21.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 at position 21.3
  • CILD25
  • DYX1
  • DYX1C1
  • DYXC1
  • EKN1
  • RD