SPAG8

SPAG8

A gene on chromosome 9p13.3 that encodes sperm associated antigen 8, a sperm-associated protein which may play a role in fertility and microtubule formation by interacting with RANBP9.
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In addition, 5 postnatal contigs interacte with calcium and calcium phosphate and self-aggregate to be organized into a supramolecular structure "alpha casein S1 and S2." The other two contigs show high similarities to putative proteins which are "sperm associated antigen 8 (SPAG8)" and "translation elongation factor 1 alpha." Important putative genes of the postnatal contigs which showed resemblance below 79% in NCBI are "collagen type III alpha 1," "nuclear protein, transcriptional regulator," "beta-2-microglobulin," "thymosin beta 4," "beta-casein," and different ribosomal proteins.