testis specific protein, Y-linked 1
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is found only in testicular tissue and may be involved in spermatogenesis. Many functional paralogs and pseudogenes of this gene are present in a cluster in humans, but only a single, nonfunctional orthologous gene is found in mouse. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2016]
May be involved in sperm differentiation and proliferation.
TSPY is located in the gonadoblastoma critical region and is preferentially expressed in tumor germ cells of gonadoblastoma specimens. Expression also correlates with testicular seminoma and tumorigenesis of the prostate gland.