External Ids for TMEM138 Gene
This gene encodes a multi-pass transmembrane protein. Reduced expression of this gene in mouse fibroblasts causes short cilia and failure of ciliogenesis. Expression of this gene is tightly coordinated with expression of the neighboring gene TMEM216. Mutations in this gene are associated with the autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder Joubert Syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for TMEM138 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TMEM138 Gene
Required for ciliogenesis.