Aliases for CEP72 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CEP72 Gene
The product of this gene is a member of the leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) superfamily of proteins. The protein is localized to the centrosome, a non-membraneous organelle that functions as the major microtubule-organizing center in animal cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CEP72 Gene
CEP72 (Centrosomal Protein 72) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Organelle biogenesis and maintenance. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is LRRC36.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CEP72 Gene
Involved in the recruitment of key centrosomal proteins to the centrosome. Provides centrosomal microtubule-nucleation activity on the gamma-tubulin ring complexes (gamma-TuRCs) and has critical roles in forming a focused bipolar spindle, which is needed for proper tension generation between sister chromatids. Required for localization of KIZ, AKAP9 and gamma-tubulin ring complexes (gamma-TuRCs) (PubMed:19536135). Involved in centriole duplication. Required for CDK5RAP22, CEP152, WDR62 and CEP63 centrosomal localization and promotes the centrosomal localization of CDK2 (PubMed:26297806).