Aliases for MCPH1 Gene
External Ids for MCPH1 Gene
This gene encodes a DNA damage response protein. The encoded protein may play a role in G2/M checkpoint arrest via maintenance of inhibitory phosphorylation of cyclin-dependent kinase 1. Mutations in this gene have been associated with primary autosomal recessive microcephaly 1 and premature chromosome condensation syndrome. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MCPH1 Gene
MCPH1 (Microcephalin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MCPH1 include microcephaly 1, primary, autosomal recessive and premature chromosome condensation with microcephaly and intellectual disability. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MCPH1 Gene
Implicated in chromosome condensation and DNA damage induced cellular responses. May play a role in neurogenesis and regulation of the size of the cerebral cortex.