Aliases for TEKT2 Gene
External Ids for TEKT2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TEKT2 Gene
This gene product belongs to the tektin family of proteins. Tektins comprise a family of filament-forming proteins that are coassembled with tubulins to form ciliary and flagellar microtubules. This gene is expressed in the testis and its protein is localized to the flagella of the sperms, indicating that it may play a role in spermatogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TEKT2 Gene
TEKT2 (Tektin 2 (Testicular)) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TEKT4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TEKT2 Gene
Structural component of ciliary and flagellar microtubules. Plays a key role in the assembly or attachment of the inner dynein arm to microtubules in sperm flagella and tracheal cilia. Forms filamentous polymers in the walls of ciliary and flagellar microtubules (By similarity).