This locus represents naturally occurring read-through transcription between the neighboring APITD1 (apoptosis-inducing, TAF9-like domain 1) and CORT (cortistatin) genes. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, two of which encode fusion proteins that share sequence identity with the products of each individual gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for APITD1-CORT Gene
APITD1-CORT (APITD1-CORT Readthrough) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is APITD1-CORT.