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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to a family of proteins thought to play a role in the exocytosis of synaptic vesicles. Vesicle exocytosis releases vesicular contents and is important to various cellular functions. For instance, the secretion of transmitters from neurons plays an important role in synaptic transmission. After exocytosis, the membrane and proteins from the vesicle are retrieved from the plasma membrane through the process of endocytosis. Mutations in this gene have been identified as one cause of fever-associated epilepsy syndromes. A possible link between this gene and Parkinson's disease has also been suggested. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
Potentially involved in docking of synaptic vesicles at presynaptic active zones. May mediate Ca(2+)-regulation of exocytosis acrosomal reaction in sperm.
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From NCBI Gene:
- Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus, type 9
Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus 9 (GEFSP9): An autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by febrile and/or afebrile seizures manifesting in early childhood. Seizure are variable and include generalized tonic-clonic, atonic, myoclonic, complex partial, and absence types. Most patients have remission of seizures later in childhood with no residual neurologic deficits. Rarely, patients may show mild developmental delay or mild intellectual disabilities. [MIM:616172]