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UniProt Accession
Theoretical PI
Molecular Weight
17258 Da  
Genbank Nucleotide ID
Genbank Protein ID
Gene Name
Gene Synonyms/Alias
Protein Name
60S ribosomal protein L26 
Protein Synonyms/Alias
Silica-induced gene 20 protein;SIG-20 
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. Macrophage activation by silica is the initial step in the development of silicosis. To identify genes that might be involved in silica-mediated activation, RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages were treated with silica for 48 h, and a subtracted cDNA library enriched for silica-induced genes (SIG) was constructed and differentially screened. Nine cDNA clones (designated SIG-12, -14, -20, -41, -61, -81, -91, -92, and -111) were partially sequenced and compared with sequences in GenBank/EMBL databases. SIG-12, -14, and -20 corresponded to the genes for ribosomal proteins L13a, L32, and L26, respectively. SIG-61 is the mouse homologue of p21 RhoC. SIG-91 is identical to the 67-kDa high-affinity laminin receptor. Four genes were not identified and are novel. All of the mRNAs corresponding to the nine cloned cDNAs were inducible by silica. Steady-state levels of mRNAs in RAW 264.7 cells treated with various macrophage activators and inducers of signal transduction pathways were determined. A complex pattern of induction and repression was found, indicating that upon phagocytosis of silica particles, many regulatory mechanisms of gene expression are simultaneously triggered. PMID: [7868905] 

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] 

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Subcellular Location
Tissue Specificity
Gene Ontology
GO IDGO termEvidence
GO:0022625 C:cytosolic large ribosomal subunit IEA:Compara.
GO:0003735 F:structural constituent of ribosome IEA:InterPro.
GO:0042273 P:ribosomal large subunit biogenesis IEA:Compara.
GO:0006364 P:rRNA processing IEA:Compara.
GO:0006412 P:translation IEA:InterPro.
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IPR005824;    KOW.
IPR005825;    Ribosomal_L24/26_CS.
IPR014723;    Ribosomal_L24_SH3-like.
IPR005756;    Ribosomal_L26/L24P_euk/arc.
IPR008991;    Translation_prot_SH3-like.
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PF00467;    KOW;    1.
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SM00739;    KOW;    1.
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PS01108;    RIBOSOMAL_L24;    1.
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Record Type
GAS predicted 
Sequence Annotation
CHAIN         1    145       60S ribosomal protein L26.
MOD_RES      77     77       N6-acetyllysine (By similarity).
MOD_RES     139    139       Phosphothreonine (By similarity).
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Nucleotide Sequence
Length: 545 bp   Go to nucleotide: FASTA
Protein Sequence
Length: 145 bp   Go to amino acid: FASTA
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