Bardet-Biedl syndrome 7 protein (IPR016575)

Short name: Bardet-Biedl_syndrome_7_prot

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a member of genetic ciliopathies, but the link between cilia/centrosome deficits and metabolic abnormalities is not completely clear [PMID: 18506366]. Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a heterogeneous genetic disorder characterised by many features, including retinal degeneration, obesity, cognitive impairment, polydactyly, renal abnormalities, and hypogenitalism. BBS genes play an important role in maintaining leptin sensitivity in proopiomelanocortin neurons [PMID: 18317593]. A relatively high incidence of BBS is found in the mixed Arab populations of Kuwait and in Bedouin tribes throughout the Middle East, most likely due to the high rate of consaguinity in these populations and a founder effect.

Primary cilia are ubiquitous cellular appendages that provide important sensory and signalling functions and their dysfunction underlies numerous human genetic disorders. The proteins disrupted in the human ciliary disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) are required for the localisation of G protein-coupled receptors to primary cilia on central neurons. The alteration of signalling caused by mislocalisation of ciliary signalling proteins underlies the BBS phenotype [PMID: 18334641]. Of the 12 known BBS genes, BBS1 is the most commonly mutated [PMID: 18032602].

This group represents a Bardet-Biedl syndrome 7 protein.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:1905515 non-motile cilium assembly

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0034464 BBSome

Contributing signatures

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