Aliases for EDDM3B Gene
External Ids for EDDM3B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for EDDM3B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EDDM3B Gene
Testicular sperm are morphologically differentiated but are not progressively motile nor able to fertilize an egg. Post-testicular maturation requires exposure of spermatozoa to the microenvironment of the epididymal lumen. Spermatozoa undergo extensive changes in the epididymis, including enzymatic modifications, loss of pre-existing components and addition of new glycoproteins from epididymal secretions. These modifying proteins and enzymes are synthesized by epithelial cells lining the epididymal duct and secreted apically into the lumen, where they come into contact with, and may be absorbed onto, the sperm membranes. The proteins encoded by the genes in this cluster are synthesized and secreted by epididymal epithelial cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for EDDM3B Gene
EDDM3B (Epididymal Protein 3B) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is EDDM3A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EDDM3B Gene
Possible function in sperm maturation.