Human Gene TUBGCP4 (uc001zrn.3) Description and Page Index
Description: Homo sapiens tubulin, gamma complex associated protein 4 (TUBGCP4), mRNA. RefSeq Summary (NM_014444): This gene encodes a component of the gamma-tubulin ring complex, which is required for microtubule nucleation. In mammalian cells, the protein localizes to centrosomes in association with gamma-tubulin. Crystal structure analysis revealed a structure composed of five helical bundles arranged around conserved hydrophobic cores. An exposed surface area located in the C-terminal domain is essential and sufficient for direct binding to gamma-tubulin. Mutations in this gene that alter microtubule organization are associated with microcephaly and chorioretinopathy. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2015]. Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg19 chr15:43,663,313-43,698,240 Size: 34,928 Total Exon Count: 18 Strand: + Coding Region Position: hg19 chr15:43,663,553-43,697,412 Size: 33,860 Coding Exon Count: 18
The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q9UGJ1-2
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Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.