Microcephalin, mammal (IPR029504)

Short name: Microcephalin_mammal

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Microcephalin is implicated in chromosome condensation and DNA damage induced cellular responses [PMID: 15199523, PMID: 15220350]. It may play a role in neurogenesis and regulation of the size of the cerebral cortex in animals. It is a protein, which if expressed homozygously, causes the organism to have the condition microcephaly - a drastically reduced brain mass and volume [PMID: 12046007]. Microcephalin is predicted to contain three BRCA1 C-terminal domains, the first of which is the probable microcephaly mutation site.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0021987 cerebral cortex development

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