Aliases for FAM161A Gene
External Ids for FAM161A Gene
Previous Symbols for FAM161A Gene
This gene belongs to the FAM161 family. It is expressed mainly in the retina. Mouse studies suggested that this gene is involved in development of retinal progenitors during embryogenesis, and that its activity is restricted to mature photoreceptors after birth. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa-28. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for FAM161A Gene
FAM161A (Family With Sequence Similarity 161, Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FAM161A include retinitis pigmentosa 28 and fam161a-related retinitis pigmentosa. An important paralog of this gene is FAM161B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM161A Gene
Involved in ciliogenesis.