Aliases for MORC1 Gene
External Ids for MORC1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MORC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MORC1 Gene
This gene encodes the human homolog of mouse morc and like the mouse protein it is testis-specific. Mouse studies support a testis-specific function since only male knockout mice are infertile; infertility is the only apparent defect. These studies further support a role for this protein early in spermatogenesis, possibly by affecting entry into apoptosis because testis from knockout mice show greatly increased numbers of apoptotic cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MORC1 Gene
MORC1 (MORC Family CW-Type Zinc Finger 1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is MORC2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MORC1 Gene
Required for spermatogenesis.