Aliases for TNP1 Gene
External Ids for TNP1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TNP1 Gene
Transition protein-1 is a spermatid-specific product of the haploid genome which replaces histone and is itself replaced in the mature sperm by the protamines (see PRM1, MIM 182880; PRM2, MIM 182890) (Luerssen et al., 1990 [PubMed 2249851]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TNP1 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TNP1 Gene
Plays a key role in the replacement of histones to protamine in the elongating spermatids of mammals. In condensing spermatids, loaded onto the nucleosomes, where it promotes the recruitment and processing of protamines, which are responsible for histone eviction.