Aliases for SUN5 Gene
External Ids for SUN5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SUN5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SUN5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene appears to play a role in the meiotic stage of spermatogenesis. The encoded protein localizes to the junction between the sperm head and body and may be involved in nuclear envelope reconstitution and nuclear migration. Mutations in this gene have been implicated in acephalic spermatozoa syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
GeneCards Summary for SUN5 Gene
SUN5 (Sad1 And UNC84 Domain Containing 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SUN5 include Spermatogenic Failure 16 and Male Infertility Due To Acephalic Spermatozoa. An important paralog of this gene is SPAG4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SUN5 Gene
Plays an essential role in anchoring sperm head to the tail. Is responsible for the attachment of the coupling apparatus to the sperm nuclear envelope.