Aliases for RS1 Gene
External Ids for RS1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RS1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RS1 Gene
This gene encodes an extracellular protein that plays a crucial role in the cellular organization of the retina. The encoded protein is assembled and secreted from photoreceptors and bipolar cells as a homo-oligomeric protein complex. Mutations in this gene are responsible for X-linked retinoschisis, a common, early-onset macular degeneration in males that results in a splitting of the inner layers of the retina and severe loss in vision. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RS1 Gene
RS1 (Retinoschisin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RS1 include Retinoschisis and Retinal Detachment. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate binding and phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate binding. An important paralog of this gene is MFGE8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RS1 Gene
May be active in cell adhesion processes during retinal development.