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Gene Review

C6orf15  -  chromosome 6 open reading frame 15

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: Protein STG, STG, UNQ1840/PRO3566, Uncharacterized protein C6orf15
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Disease relevance of C6orf15


High impact information on C6orf15

  • RT-PCR results showed a significant level of STG II expression in haemocytes but not in hepatopancreas, in contrast to shrimp STG I (AY074924.1) [2].
  • STG expression was investigated in human tissues and found not to be restricted to taste buds, with signals also being detected in skin and tonsils [1].
  • The monkey, human, and mouse STG proteins contain potential O-glycosylation sites and tandem repeats inside a region showing approximately 50% similarity with prion proteins [3].
  • Mast cells expressed STG I in various states [4].
  • STG I may mediate exocytosis of large granules in mast cells [4].

Biological context of C6orf15


Anatomical context of C6orf15


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of C6orf15


  1. STG does not associate with psoriasis in the Swedish population. Sánchez, F., Holm, S.J., Mallbris, L., O'Brien, K.P., Ståhle, M. Exp. Dermatol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. More than one type of transglutaminase in invertebrates? A second type of transglutaminase is involved in shrimp coagulation. Chen, M.Y., Hu, K.Y., Huang, C.C., Song, Y.L. Dev. Comp. Immunol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. A new gene (rmSTG) specific for taste buds is found by laser capture microdissection. Neira, M., Danilova, V., Hellekant, G., Azen, E.A. Mamm. Genome (2001) [Pubmed]
  4. Synaptotagmin I expression in mast cells of normal human tissues, systemic mast cell disease, and a human mast cell leukemia cell line. Kimura, N., Shiraishi , S., Mizunashi, K., Ohtsu, H., Kimura, I. J. Histochem. Cytochem. (2001) [Pubmed]
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