Alpha-tectorin (IPR033026)

Short name: TECTA

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Alpha-tectorin (also known as TECTA) is one of the major non-collagenous components of the tectorial membrane, an extracellular matrix of the inner ear that covers the neuroepithelium of the cochlea and contacts the stereocilia bundles of specialised sensory hair cells. Mutations in TECTA have been linked to hearing loss [PMID: 25413827, PMID: 21520338].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007605 sensory perception of sound

Molecular Function

GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent

Cellular Component

GO:0062023 collagen-containing extracellular matrix

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.