Aliases for TSSK6 Gene
External Ids for TSSK6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TSSK6 Gene
This intronless gene encodes a member of the CAMK (calcium/calmodulin-dependent) serine/threonine protein kinase family. The encoded kinase has a broad expression pattern but is described as testis-specific due to effects on fertility. Male mice which lack the gene encoding a highly similar protein are sterile and have morphologically abnormal sperm. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for TSSK6 Gene
TSSK6 (Testis-Specific Serine Kinase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TSSK6 include oligospermia. Among its related pathways are Sweet Taste Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include protein serine/threonine kinase activity and magnesium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is TSSK4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TSSK6 Gene
Required for sperm production and function. Plays a role in DNA condensation during postmeiotic chromatin remodeling (By similarity).