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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
  • SSTK 3 4 6
  • Small Serine/Threonine Kinase 3 4
  • TSSK4 3 6
  • TSK-6 3 4
  • CT72 3 4
  • Testis-Specific Serine/Threonine-Protein Kinase 6 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

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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. 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).

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

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

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Genomic Location for TSSK6 Gene
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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:

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Domains for TSSK6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TSSK6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9BXA6
  • 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 --
GO:0004674 protein serine/threonine kinase activity IDA 15870294
GO:0004713 protein tyrosine kinase activity --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 15870294
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Animal Models for TSSK6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TSSK6:

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No data available for miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting 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
cytosol 3
nucleus 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TSSK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 21630459
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IBA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TSSK6 Gene

Pathways 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 IDA 15870294
GO:0007275 multicellular organismal development IEA --
GO:0009103 lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process --
GO:0009966 regulation of signal transduction IEA --
GO:0035092 sperm chromatin condensation ISS --
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Compounds for TSSK6 Gene

(3) HMDB Compounds for TSSK6 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Adenosine triphosphate
  • 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate) Adenosine
  • adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • Magnesium
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Transcripts for TSSK6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for TSSK6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for TSSK6 Gene

Testis-specific serine kinase 6:
Representative Sequences:

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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 (13.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for TSSK6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreatic juice (68.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression 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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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)
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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 MAF
rs181307141 -- 19,513,720(+) GAGAT(G/T)AGGTC downstream-variant-500B
rs186154579 -- 19,513,789(+) GGACT(C/T)GCAGT downstream-variant-500B
rs188181197 -- 19,513,915(+) GGCCA(A/C)CCTCG downstream-variant-500B
rs201446195 -- 19,513,825(+) GCGCC(C/T)GGCCC downstream-variant-500B
rs370465654 -- 19,513,932(+) CCCTG(C/G)CTGTT downstream-variant-500B

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv911305 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for TSSK6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TSSK6 Gene

Disorders for TSSK6 Gene

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(1) Diseases for TSSK6 Gene including...

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for TSSK6 Gene

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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for TSSK6 Gene

Publications for TSSK6 Gene

  1. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  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. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  4. Identification and characterization of SSTK, a serine/threonine protein kinase essential for male fertility. (PMID: 15870294) Spiridonov N.A. … Johnson G.R. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2005) 3 4
  5. c.822+126T>G/C: a novel triallelic polymorphism of the TSSK6 gene associated with spermatogenic impairment in a Chinese population. (PMID: 20037600) Su D. … Zhang S.Z. (Asian J. Androl. 2010) 3 48

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