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Proteins of Unknown Function Underlying Retinal Disorders

Recent update: 14.08.2002


When the first mutations in proteins causing retinal disorders where discovered, their function and properties where mostly known and could be correlated with functions in the retinal biochemistry. Currently, positional cloning and the growing information content of Genebank have provided a tool to discover genes of unknown function causing retinal disorders. They are usually characterised only by functional domains or homologous sequences common to proteins of known function. Among these genes are:
Retina International Logo Bestrophin Retina International Logo EGF-containing fibrillin-like extracellular matrix protein 1 (EFEMP1)
Retina International Logo RP1-Gene Retina International Logo RP2-Gene
Retina International Logo Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-interacting Protein-like 1 Retina International Logo Multidrug Resistance-associated Protein 6 (ABCC6/MPR6)
Retina International Logo Tubby-like Protein 1 (TULP1) Retina International Logo Nyctalopin (NYX)

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