This gene is located in the nonrecombining portion of the Y chromosome, and expressed specifically in testis. The encoded protein interacts with ubiquitin protein ligase E3A and may be involved in male germ cell development and male infertility. Three nearly identical copies of this gene exist on chromosome Y; two copies are part of a palindromic region. This record represents the more telomeric copy within the palindrome.
BPY2C; basic charge, Y-linked, 2C; testis-specific basic protein Y 2; VCY2C; Basic charge Y linked 2; Basic charge Y linked 2C; Basic protein on Y chromosome 2; BPY2A; BPY2B; Testis specific basic protein on Y 2; Testis specific basic protein Y 2; Variable charge Y linked 2; Variably charged protein Y 2; VCY2; VCY2A; VCY2B; basic charge, Y-linked 2; variable charge, Y-linked, 2; testis-specific basic protein on Y, 2; BPY2