CatSper1

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CatSper1, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the CATSPER1 gene.[1][2][3] CatSper1 is a member of the cation channels of sperm family of protein. The four proteins in this family together form a Ca2+-permeant ion channel specific essential for the correct function of sperm cells.[4]

Function

Calcium ions play a primary role in the regulation of sperm motility. This gene belongs to a family of putative cation channels that are specific to spermatozoa and localize to the flagellum. The protein family features a single repeat with six membrane-spanning segments and a predicted calcium-selective pore region.[5]

References

  1. Quill TA, Ren D, Clapham DE, Garbers DL (October 2001). "A voltage-gated ion channel expressed specifically in spermatozoa". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98 (22): 12527–31. doi:10.1073/pnas.221454998. PMC 60087. PMID 11675491.
  2. Ren D, Navarro B, Perez G, Jackson AC, Hsu S, Shi Q, Tilly JL, Clapham DE (October 2001). "A sperm ion channel required for sperm motility and male fertility". Nature. 413 (6856): 603–9. doi:10.1038/35098027. PMID 11595941.
  3. Clapham DE, Garbers DL (December 2005). "International Union of Pharmacology. L. Nomenclature and structure-function relationships of CatSper and two-pore channels". Pharmacol. Rev. 57 (4): 451–4. doi:10.1124/pr.57.4.7. PMID 16382101.
  4. "CatSper and Two-Pore Channels: Introduction". IUPHAR Database of Receptors and Ion Channels. International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.
  5. "Entrez Gene: CatSper1".

Further reading

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




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