Tektin5, a new Tektin family member, is a component of the middle piece of flagella in rat spermatozoa.

@article{Murayama2008Tektin5AN,
  title={Tektin5, a new Tektin family member, is a component of the middle piece of flagella in rat spermatozoa.},
  author={Emi Murayama and Etsuko Yamamoto and Takane Kaneko and Yosaburo Shibata and Tetsuichiro Inai and Hiroshi Iida},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={650-8}
}
Tektins are composed of a family of filament-forming proteins localized in cilia and flagella. Four types of mammalian Tektins have been reported, and at least two types of Tektins, Tektin2 and Tektin4, have been verified to be present in sperm flagella. A new member of the TEKTIN gene family, which was designated as rat Tektin5, was obtained by PCR technique. Rat Tektin5 cDNA consists of 1,674 bp encoding a 62.8 kDa protein of 558 amino acids. Tektin5 protein contains a Tektin domain as well… CONTINUE READING

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