REC114 meiotic recombination protein
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is orthologous to the mouse meiotic recombination protein REC114, which is involved in DNA double-strand break formation during meiosis. The encoded protein is conserved in most eukaryotes and was first discovered and characterized in yeast. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2017]
Required for DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) formation in unsynapsed regions during meiotic recombination. Probably acts by forming a complex with IHO1/CCDC36 and MEI4, which activates DSBs formation in unsynapsed regions, an essential step to ensure completion of synapsis.