SGCZ

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Sarcoglycan zeta also known as SGCZ is a protein which in humans is encoded by the SGCZ gene.[1]

Function

The zeta-sarcoglycan gene measures over 465 kb and localizes to 8p22. This protein is part of the sarcoglycan complex, a group of 6 proteins. The sarcoglycans are all N-glycosylated transmembrane proteins with a short intra-cellular domain, a single transmembrane region and a large extra-cellular domain containing a carboxyl-terminal cluster with several conserved cysteine residues. The sarcoglycan complex is part of the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex (DGC), which bridges the inner cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix.[2]

Clinical significance

Zeta-sarcoglycan is reduced in mouse models of muscular dystrophy and SGCZ is found as a component of the vascular smooth muscle sarcoglycan complex. Hence SGCZ may be important in the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wheeler MT, Zarnegar S, McNally EM (September 2002). "Zeta-sarcoglycan, a novel component of the sarcoglycan complex, is reduced in muscular dystrophy". Hum. Mol. Genet. 11 (18): 2147–54. doi:10.1093/hmg/11.18.2147. PMID 12189167.
  2. "Entrez Gene: SGCZ Sarcoglycan zeta".

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.




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