Aliases for ODF3 Gene
External Ids for ODF3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ODF3 Gene
ODF3 is a component of sperm flagella outer dense fibers, which add stiffness, elastic recoil, and protection against shearing forces during sperm movement.[supplied by OMIM, Apr 2004]
GeneCards Summary for ODF3 Gene
ODF3 (Outer Dense Fiber Of Sperm Tails 3) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is ODF3B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ODF3 Gene
Outer dense fibers are filamentous structures located on the outside of the axoneme in the midpiece and principal piece of the mammalian sperm tail. May help to maintain the passive elastic structures and elastic recoil of the sperm tail.