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DNAL1 dynein axonemal light chain 1

Also known as: CILD16; C14orf168

Summary

This gene encodes an axonemal dynein light chain which functions as a component of the outer dynein arms complex. This complex acts as the molecular motor that provides the force to move cilia in an ATP-dependent manner. The encoded protein is expressed in tissues with motile cilia or flagella and may be involved in the movement of sperm flagella. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]

Genomic context

Location:
14q24.3
Sequence:
Chromosome: 14; NC_000014.9 (73644875..73703728)
Total number of exons:
10

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