Aliases for DOK7 Gene
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Previous Symbols for DOK7 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is essential for neuromuscular synaptogenesis. The protein functions in aneural activation of muscle-specific receptor kinase, which is required for postsynaptic differentiation, and in the subsequent clustering of the acetylcholine receptor in myotubes. This protein can also induce autophosphorylation of muscle-specific receptor kinase. Mutations in this gene are a cause of familial limb-girdle myasthenia autosomal recessive, which is also known as congenital myasthenic syndrome type 1B. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for DOK7 Gene
DOK7 (Docking Protein 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DOK7 include myasthenia, limb-girdle, familial and dok7-related fetal akinesia deformation sequence. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and insulin receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DOK7 Gene
Probable muscle-intrinsic activator of MUSK that plays an essential role in neuromuscular synaptogenesis. Acts in aneural activation of MUSK and subsequent acetylcholine receptor (AchR) clustering in myotubes. Induces autophosphorylation of MUSK.