Aliases for SERF1A Gene
External Ids for SERF1A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SERF1A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SERF1A Gene
This gene is part of a 500 kb inverted duplication on chromosome 5q13. This duplicated region contains at least four genes and repetitive elements which make it prone to rearrangements and deletions. The repetitiveness and complexity of the sequence have also caused difficulty in determining the organization of this genomic region. The duplication region includes both a telomeric and a centromeric copy of this gene. Deletions of this gene, the telomeric copy, often accompany deletions of the neighboring SMN1 gene in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients, and so it is thought that this gene may be a modifier of the SMA phenotype. The function of this protein is not known; however, it bears low-level homology with the RNA-binding domain of matrin-cyclophilin, a protein which colocalizes with small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs) and the SMN1 gene product. Alternatively spliced transcripts have been documented but it is unclear whether alternative splicing occurs for both the centromeric and telomeric copies of the gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SERF1A Gene
SERF1A (Small EDRK-Rich Factor 1A (Telomeric)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SERF1A include spinal muscular atrophy and muscular atrophy. An important paralog of this gene is SERF1B.