Aliases for NYX Gene
External Ids for NYX Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NYX Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NYX Gene
The product of this gene belongs to the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family of proteins. Defects in this gene are the cause of congenital stationary night blindness type 1 (CSNB1), also called X-linked congenital stationary night blindness (XLCSNB). CSNB1 is a rare inherited retinal disorder characterized by impaired scotopic vision, myopia, hyperopia, nystagmus and reduced visual acuity. The role of other SLRP proteins suggests that mutations in this gene disrupt developing retinal interconnections involving the ON-bipolar cells, leading to the visual losses seen in patients with complete CSNB. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NYX Gene
NYX (Nyctalopin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NYX include Night Blindness, Congenital Stationary, Type 1A and Congenital Stationary Night Blindness. An important paralog of this gene is LRRC4B.