Aliases for SPO11 Gene
External Ids for SPO11 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPO11 Gene
Meiotic recombination and chromosome segregation require the formation of double-strand breaks (DSBs) in paired chromosome homologs. During meiosis in yeast, a meiotic recombination protein is covalently-linked to the 5' end of DSBs and is essential for the formation of DSBs. The protein encoded by this gene is similar in sequence and conserved features to the yeast meiotic recombination protein. The encoded protein belongs to the TOP6A protein family. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene, but the full-length nature of only two of them have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SPO11 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPO11 Gene
Required for meiotic recombination. Mediates DNA cleavage that forms the double-strand breaks (DSB) that initiate meiotic recombination (By similarity). Essential for the phosphorylation of SMC3, HORMAD1 and HORMAD2 (By similarity).