Aliases for TUBB6 Gene
GeneCards Summary for TUBB6 Gene
TUBB6 (Tubulin, Beta 6 Class V) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TUBB6 include anonychia congenita. Among its related pathways are Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification and Development Slit-Robo signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is TUBB3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUBB6 Gene
Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain (By similarity).
Microtubules are cylindrical tubes of 20-25 nm in diameter. They are composed of protofilaments which are in turn composed of alpha- and beta-tubulin polymers. Each microtubule is polarized; at one end alpha-subunits are exposed (-) and at the other, beta-subunits are exposed (+).