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Aliases for TSSK6 Gene

Aliases for TSSK6 Gene

  • Testis Specific Serine Kinase 6 2 3
  • Cancer/Testis Antigen 72 2 3 4
  • Testis-Specific Serine Kinase 6 3 5
  • Small Serine/Threonine Kinase 3 4
  • TSK-6 3 4
  • CT72 3 4
  • SSTK 3 4
  • Testis Secretory Sperm-Binding Protein Li 205a 3
  • Serine/Threonine Protein Kinase SSTK 3
  • Serine/Threonine-Protein Kinase SSTK 4
  • Testis-Specific Kinase 6 4
  • EC 4
  • FKSG82 3
  • TSSK-6 4
  • TSSK4 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TSSK6 Gene

  • GC19M019485
  • GC19M019623
  • GC19M019187

Summaries for TSSK6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary 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. Among its related pathways are Sweet Taste Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. 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).

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TSSK6 Gene

Genomics for TSSK6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for TSSK6 Gene

Enhancers for TSSK6 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around TSSK6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for TSSK6 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around TSSK6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for TSSK6 Gene

19,512,418 bp from pter
19,515,685 bp from pter
3,268 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for TSSK6 Gene

Genes around TSSK6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
TSSK6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for TSSK6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TSSK6 Gene

Proteins for TSSK6 Gene

  • Protein details for TSSK6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Testis-specific serine/threonine-protein kinase 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R9F8
    • Q6ZMC4
    • Q96LJ4

    Protein attributes for TSSK6 Gene

    273 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    30331 Da
    Name=Mg(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:18420;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with the heat shock proteins HSPCB, HSPA8 and HSPA1A. These interactions appear to be required for TSSK6 kinase activity. Interacts with TSACC; this interaction is direct and recruits TSACC to HSP90, which is essential for kinase activity.
    • Sequence=BAB71697.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=104, 169; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAD18805.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=247; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for TSSK6 Gene

Proteomics data for TSSK6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TSSK6 Gene

Other Protein References for TSSK6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TSSK6 Gene

Domains & Families for TSSK6 Gene

Gene Families for TSSK6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TSSK6 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CAMK Ser/Thr protein kinase family.
  • Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CAMK Ser/Thr protein kinase family.
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Function for TSSK6 Gene

Molecular function for TSSK6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + a protein = ADP + a phosphoprotein.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Required for sperm production and function. Plays a role in DNA condensation during postmeiotic chromatin remodeling (By similarity).

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for TSSK6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TSSK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000287 magnesium ion binding IDA 15870294
GO:0004672 protein kinase activity IEA --
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA,IDA 15870294
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Animal Models for TSSK6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TSSK6:

Animal Model Products

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miRNA for TSSK6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target TSSK6

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for TSSK6 Gene

Localization for TSSK6 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for TSSK6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TSSK6 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 3

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TSSK6 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for TSSK6 Gene

SuperPathways for TSSK6 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Sweet Taste Signaling
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Pathways by source for TSSK6 Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for TSSK6 Gene

Interacting Proteins for TSSK6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TSSK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006468 protein phosphorylation IEA,IDA 15870294
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for TSSK6 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for TSSK6 Gene

(2) Drugs for TSSK6 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Adenosine triphosphate Approved Nutra 0
Magnesium Nutra 0

(1) Additional Compounds for TSSK6 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • Adenosine 5'-pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine diphosphate
  • Adenosine pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine-5'-diphosphate
Full agonist, Agonist 58-64-0
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Transcripts for TSSK6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for TSSK6 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(13) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(3) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for TSSK6 Gene

Testis-specific serine kinase 6:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TSSK6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TSSK6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TSSK6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TSSK6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TSSK6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x13.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for TSSK6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreatic juice (68.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for TSSK6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TSSK6 Gene Hs.532711

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TSSK6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in testis. Expressed at lower levels in colon, small intestine, ovary, prostate, thymus, spleen and peripheral blood leukocytes.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for TSSK6 Gene

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Orthologs for TSSK6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for TSSK6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TSSK6 35
  • 90.6 (n)
  • 98.53 (a)
TSSK6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TSSK6 35
  • 90.84 (n)
  • 97.8 (a)
TSSK6 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Tssk6 35
  • 90.23 (n)
  • 97.07 (a)
Tssk6 16
Tssk6 36
  • 97 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TSSK6 35
  • 99.51 (n)
  • 99.63 (a)
TSSK6 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tssk6 35
  • 89.62 (n)
  • 97.44 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TSSK6 36
  • 82 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 84 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves LOC101748426 35
  • 72.91 (n)
  • 72.66 (a)
-- 36
  • 55 (a)
-- 36
  • 71 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 74 (a)
-- 36
  • 77 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii tssk6 35
  • 57.21 (n)
  • 51.49 (a)
tssk6 36
  • 51 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea W02B12.12 36
  • 25 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes -- 36
  • 10 (a)
FRK1 36
  • 11 (a)
KIN4 36
  • 12 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 37 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TSSK6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for TSSK6 Gene

Gene Tree for TSSK6 (if available)
Gene Tree for TSSK6 (if available)

Paralogs for TSSK6 Gene

Paralogs for TSSK6 Gene

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Variants for TSSK6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TSSK6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs186154579 -- 19,513,789(+) GGACT(C/T)GCAGT downstream-variant-500B
rs188181197 -- 19,513,915(+) GGCCA(A/C)CCTCG downstream-variant-500B
rs375357328 -- 19,514,011(+) CATCA(C/G)GACCC downstream-variant-500B
rs201446195 -- 19,513,825(+) GCGCC(C/T)GGCCC downstream-variant-500B
rs181307141 -- 19,513,720(+) GAGAT(G/T)AGGTC downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TSSK6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv911305 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for TSSK6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 51.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.10; 22.32% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for TSSK6 Gene

Disorders for TSSK6 Gene

Relevant External Links for TSSK6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for TSSK6 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for TSSK6 Gene

Publications for TSSK6 Gene

  1. Identification of a novel HSP70-binding cochaperone critical to HSP90-mediated activation of small serine/threonine kinase. (PMID: 20829357) Jha K.N. … Johnson G.R. (J. Biol. Chem. 2010) 3 4 67
  2. Expression analysis of the human testis-specific serine/threonine kinase (TSSK) homologues. A TSSK member is present in the equatorial segment of human sperm. (PMID: 15044604) Hao Z. … Visconti P.E. (Mol. Hum. Reprod. 2004) 2 3
  3. Integrative analysis of kinase networks in TRAIL-induced apoptosis provides a source of potential targets for combination therapy. (PMID: 25852190) So J. … Colwill K. (Sci Signal 2015) 3
  4. Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci. (PMID: 25056061) (Nature 2014) 3
  5. Genome-wide association analysis identifies 13 new risk loci for schizophrenia. (PMID: 23974872) Ripke S. … Sullivan P.F. (Nat. Genet. 2013) 3

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