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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein containing a coiled-coil (CC) domain, a tubulin-tyrosine ligase (TTL) domain, and a tetratrico peptide repeat (TPR) domain. The encoded protein interacts with nephrocystin, it is required for normal ciliary development, and it functions in renal tubular development. Mutations in this gene are associated with nephronophthisis type 3, and also with renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia, and Meckel syndrome type 7. Naturally occurring read-through transcripts exist between this gene and the downstream ACAD11 (acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family, member 11) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]
Required for normal ciliary development and function. Inhibits disheveled-1-induced canonical Wnt-signaling activity and may also play a role in the control of non-canonical Wnt signaling which regulates planar cell polarity. Probably acts as a molecular switch between different Wnt signaling pathways. Required for proper convergent extension cell movements.
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From NCBI Gene:
- Nephronophthisis 3
- Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia 1
- Meckel syndrome type 7
Renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia 1 (RHPD1): A disease characterized by cystic malformations of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas. The pathological findings consist of multicystic dysplastic kidneys, dilated and dysgenetic bile ducts, a dysplastic pancreas with dilated ducts, cysts, fibrosis and inflammatory infiltrates. [MIM:208540]
Nephronophthisis 3 (NPHP3): An autosomal recessive disorder resulting in end-stage renal disease. It is characterized by polyuria, polydipsia, anemia. Onset of terminal renal failure occurr significantly later (median age, 19 years) than in juvenile nephronophthisis. Renal pathology is characterized by alterations of tubular basement membranes, tubular atrophy and dilation, sclerosing tubulointerstitial nephropathy, and renal cyst development predominantly at the corticomedullary junction. [MIM:604387]
Meckel syndrome 7 (MKS7): A disorder characterized by a combination of renal cysts and variably associated features including developmental anomalies of the central nervous system (typically encephalocele), hepatic ductal dysplasia and cysts, and polydactyly. [MIM:267010]