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gucy2f

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Official Full Name
guanylate cyclase 2F, retinal
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a guanylyl cyclase found predominantly in photoreceptors in the retina. The encoded protein is thought to be involved in resynthesis of cGMP after light activation of the visual signal transduction cascade, allowing a return to the dark state. This protein is a single-pass type I membrane protein. Defects in this gene may be a cause of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.
Synonyms
GUCY2F; guanylate cyclase 2F, retinal; retinal guanylyl cyclase 2; CYGF; GC F; guanylate cyclase 2D like; membrane (retina specific); GUC2DL; RetGC 2; ROS GC2; guanylate cyclase F; rod outer segment membrane guanylate cyclase 2; guanylate cyclase 2D-like,; gc1; RETGC-1; olfactory guanylyl cyclase GC-D; guanylyl cyclase 1