receptor accessory protein 6
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene may be involved in the transport of receptors from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to the cell surface. The encoded protein may also play a role in regulating ER membrane structure. This gene is required for the proper development of retinal rods and photoreceptors, with defects in this gene being associated with retinitis pigmentosa 77. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
Required for correct function and survival of retinal photoreceptors (PubMed:27889058). Required for retinal development (By similarity). In rod photoreceptors, facilitates stability and/or trafficking of guanylate cyclases and is required to maintain endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial homeostasis (By similarity). May play a role in clathrin-coated intracellular vesicle trafficking of proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum to the retinal rod plasma membrane.
From NCBI Gene:
- Retinitis pigmentosa 77
Retinitis pigmentosa 77 (RP77): A form of retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal dystrophy belonging to the group of pigmentary retinopathies. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. RP77 inheritance is autosomal recessive. [MIM:617304]