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UniProt Accession
Theoretical PI
Molecular Weight
25942 Da  
Genbank Nucleotide ID
Genbank Protein ID
Gene Name
Gene Synonyms/Alias
Protein Name
Ropporin-1-like protein 
Protein Synonyms/Alias
AKAP-associated sperm protein; 
Mus musculus (Mouse) 
NCBI Taxonomy ID
Chromosome Location
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Function in Stage
Function in Cell Type
Probability (GAS) of Function in Spermatogenesis
The probability was calculated by GAS algorithm, ranging from 0 to 1. The closer it is to 1, the more possibly it functions in spermatogenesis.
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Abstract of related literatures
1. Using differential display reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) we have cloned a cDNA that encodes a putative peptide with homology to a recently reported A-kinase anchoring protein-associated protein (ASP) in human sperm. The mouse cDNA was 864 bases in length and encoded for a putative protein of 230 amino acids that had 90% amino acid similarity with the human ASP. The N terminal amino acid sequence had 65% similarity to the rat, mouse, and human protein kinase A regulatory type II sequences. Expression of the gene encoding this ASP was specific to testicular germ cells. Northern blot analysis of testis RNA from 5-, 15-, 25-, and 40-day-old mice showed expression of the ASP gene, but similar analyses of busulfan-treated germ cell-deficient mice failed to detect its expression. In addition, Northern blot analysis did not detect expression of the ASP mRNA in cultured Sertoli cells or cultured interstitial cells. Northern blot and RT-PCR analyses did not detect the ASP mRNA in mouse spleen, brain, liver, lung, heart, kidney, skeletal muscle, ovary, or Sertoli cells. In situ hybridization analysis localized the ASP mRNA to the germ cell compartment of the seminiferous tubules in the testis. PMID: [12021058] 

2. The National Institutes of Health's Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) project was designed to generate and sequence a publicly accessible cDNA resource containing a complete open reading frame (ORF) for every human and mouse gene. The project initially used a random strategy to select clones from a large number of cDNA libraries from diverse tissues. Candidate clones were chosen based on 5'-EST sequences, and then fully sequenced to high accuracy and analyzed by algorithms developed for this project. Currently, more than 11,000 human and 10,000 mouse genes are represented in MGC by at least one clone with a full ORF. The random selection approach is now reaching a saturation point, and a transition to protocols targeted at the missing transcripts is now required to complete the mouse and human collections. Comparison of the sequence of the MGC clones to reference genome sequences reveals that most cDNA clones are of very high sequence quality, although it is likely that some cDNAs may carry missense variants as a consequence of experimental artifact, such as PCR, cloning, or reverse transcriptase errors. Recently, a rat cDNA component was added to the project, and ongoing frog (Xenopus) and zebrafish (Danio) cDNA projects were expanded to take advantage of the high-throughput MGC pipeline. PMID: [15489334] 

3. The cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is targeted to specific subcellular compartments through its interaction with A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs). AKAPs contain an amphipathic helix domain that binds to the type II regulatory subunit of PKA (RII). Synthetic peptides containing this amphipathic helix domain bind to RII with high affinity and competitively inhibit the binding of PKA with AKAPs. Addition of these anchoring inhibitor peptides to spermatozoa inhibits motility (Vijayaraghavan, S., Goueli, S. A., Davey, M. P., and Carr, D. W. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272, 4747-4752). However, inhibition of the PKA catalytic activity does not mimic these peptides, suggesting that the peptides are disrupting the interaction of AKAP(s) with proteins other than PKA. Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we have now identified two sperm-specific human proteins that interact with the amphipathic helix region of AKAP110. These proteins, ropporin (a protein previously shown to interact with the Rho signaling pathway) and AKAP-associated sperm protein, are 39% identical to each other and share a strong sequence similarity with the conserved domain on the N terminus of RII that is involved in dimerization and AKAP binding. Mutation of conserved residues in ropporin or RII prevents binding to AKAP110. These data suggest that sperm contains several proteins that bind to AKAPs in a manner similar to RII and imply that AKAPs may have additional and perhaps unique functions in spermatozoa. PMID: [11278869] 

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Subcellular Location
Tissue Specificity
Testis-specific. Expression is restricted togerm cells. 
Gene Ontology
GO IDGO termEvidence
GO:0005737 C:cytoplasm IEA:Compara.
GO:0031514 C:motile cilium IEA:Compara.
GO:0008603 F:cAMP-dependent protein kinase regulator activity IEA:InterPro.
GO:0001539 P:ciliary or flagellar motility IEA:Compara.
GO:0007165 P:signal transduction IEA:InterPro.
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IPR003117;    cAMP_dep_PK_reg_su_I/II_a/b.
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Record Type
GAS predicted 
Sequence Annotation
CHAIN         1    230       Ropporin-1-like protein.
DOMAIN       17     54       RIIa.
VAR_SEQ     214    217       EKDN -> GKKI (in isoform 2).
VAR_SEQ     218    230       Missing (in isoform 2).
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Nucleotide Sequence
Length: 864 bp   Go to nucleotide: FASTA
Protein Sequence
Length: 230 bp   Go to amino acid: FASTA
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