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CATSPER2

Official Full Name
cation channel, sperm associated 2
Background
Calcium ions play a primary role in the regulation of sperm motility. This gene belongs to a family of putative cation channels that are specific to spermatozoa and localize to the flagellum. The protein family features a single repeat with six membrane-spanning segments and a predicted calcium-selective pore region. This gene is part of a tandem repeat on chromosome 15q15; the second copy of this gene is thought to be a pseudogene. Additional splice variants have been described but their full-length nature has not been determined.
Synonyms
CATSPER2; cation channel, sperm associated 2; cation channel sperm-associated protein 2; Cation channel sperm associated 2; Cation channel sperm associated protein 2; Catsper 2; MGC33346; Putative ion channel protein CATSPER2 variant 1; Putative ion channel protein CATSPER2 variant 2; Putative ion channel protein CATSPER2 variant 3; Sperm associated cation channel 2; Sperm ion channel

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