Family

Variably charged protein VCX/VCY1 (IPR026653)

Short name: VCX/VCY1

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family includes variable charge X-linked proteins (VCX1, VCX2 and VCX3) and basic protein Y1 or variable charge Y1 (VCY1). Their function is unknown, but they may mediate a process in spermatogenesis or may play a role in sex ratio distortion. It's worth noting that the VCX/Y family has members on both the X and Y chromosome, but all appear to be expressed exclusively in male germ cells [PMID: 10607842].

Contributing signatures

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