0.800549304 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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TCP-1 is a 60 kD subunit of a cytosolic hetero-oligomeric chaperone that is known to be involved in the folding of actin and tubulin. This protein is a member of the chaperonin family, which includes Escherichia coli GroEL, the mitochondrial heat-shock protein Hsp60, the plastid Rubisco-subunit-binding protein and the archaebacterial protein TF55. These chaperonins assist the folding of proteins upon ATP hydrolysis. PMID: 
2. The chaperonin-containing TCP-1 (CCT) is a hetero-oligomeric molecular chaperone that mediates protein folding in the cytosol of eukaryotes. Eight (or nine in testis) subunit species are assembled in the CCT hexadecamer complex. We have cloned seven CCT subunit genes, Cctb, Cctd, Ccte, Cctz-1, Cctz-2 (testis specific), Ccth and Cctq, from mouse genomic DNA libraries, in addition to the Ccta and Cctg genes reported previously, and the entire nucleotide sequences of these DNA clones were determined. These genes are approximately 15-20 kb in length except for Cctz-2 which is longer than 35 kb, and all the Cct genes consist of 11-16 exons. Primer extension analyses of testis RNA indicate one to several potential transcription start sites 50-150 bp upstream from the translation start codon of each Cct gene. There are several possible Sp1-binding sequences, but no obvious TATA box was observed around the potential start sites. From 5'-flanking regions to the first introns, the Cct genes are rich in CpG dinucleotides. In reporter gene assays using these regions, five of eight Cct genes showed strong transcriptional activity comparable with the combination of SV40 promoter and enhancer in HeLa cells. We also show, by Western and Northern blot analyses, that CCT expression levels vary widely among different tissues but the expression patterns are very similar among the eight subunit species. It is likely that expression levels of the eight different subunits are tightly co-regulated to maintain a constant ratio of these subunits which constitute the CCT hexadecamer complex with a fixed subunit arrangement. PMID: 
3. 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: 
Molecular chaperone; assists the folding of proteinsupon ATP hydrolysis. As part of the BBS/CCT complex may play arole in the assembly of BBSome, a complex involved in ciliogenesisregulating transports vesicles to the cilia. Known to play a role,in vitro, in the folding of actin and tubulin (By similarity).