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TMEM138 transmembrane protein 138

Also known as: HSPC196

Summary

This gene encodes a multi-pass transmembrane protein. Reduced expression of this gene in mouse fibroblasts causes short cilia and failure of ciliogenesis. Expression of this gene is tightly coordinated with expression of the neighboring gene TMEM216. Mutations in this gene are associated with the autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder Joubert Syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]

Genomic context

Location:
11q12.2
Sequence:
Chromosome: 11; NC_000011.10 (61362001..61378224)
Total number of exons:
8

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