Take our Survey

Reference: Rudolph C, et al. (2007) ApoA-I-binding protein (AI-BP) and its homologues hYjeF_N2 and hYjeF_N3 comprise the YjeF_N domain protein family in humans with a role in spermiogenesis and oogenesis. Horm Metab Res 39(5):322-35

Reference Help

Abstract


The screening for additional human YjeF_N domain containing proteins beside the apolipoprotein A-I interacting protein (AI-BP), identified two other genes designated hYjeF_N2-15q23 (formerly human homologue of yeast edc3) and hYjeF_N3-19p13.11 comprising the human YjeF_N family. AI-BP is ubiquitously expressed, with a predominance of these tissues where the homologues were found to be restricted including brain, mammary gland, testes and ovaries. Immunohistochemistry of human testes and ovaries showed an expression of hYjeF_N3-19p13.11 only in Leydig cells and theca cells, respectively, indicating a role in steroid hormone metabolism. Interestingly, the protein was also strongly expressed in Leydig cell tumors and in thecofibromas. The identification of hYjeF_N2-15q23 in theca cells and granulosa cells in ovaries, in human spermatids of meiotic division part II and the apical membrane of Sertoli cells in testes suggest similar functions in oogenesis and sperm maturation which is strengthened by the identification of the spermatogenesis regulator HMGA1 as a conserved transcription factor. However, in contrast to AI-BP, both homologous proteins are unable to bind apoA-I. These results relate the human YjeF_N domain containing protein family to cholesterol processing and steroid hormone metabolism in spermiogenesis and oogenesis, and AI-BP may link this function to the HDL pathway.

Reference Type
Journal Article
Authors
Rudolph C, Sigruener A, Hartmann A, Orso E, Bals-Pratsch M, Gronwald W, Seifert B, Kalbitzer HR, Verdorfer I, Luetjens CM, ... Show all
Primary Lit For
Additional Lit For
Review For

Interaction Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details about experiment type and any other genes involved in the interaction.

Interactor Interactor Type Assay Annotation Action Modification Phenotype Source Reference

Gene Ontology Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Gene Ontology Term Qualifier Aspect Method Evidence Source Assigned On Annotation Extension Reference

Phenotype Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details.

Gene Phenotype Experiment Type Mutant Information Strain Background Chemical Details Reference

Regulation Annotations


Increase the total number of rows displayed on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; to filter the table by a specific experiment type, type a keyword into the Filter box (for example, “microarray”); download this table as a .txt file using the Download button or click Analyze to further view and analyze the list of target genes using GO Term Finder, GO Slim Mapper, SPELL, or YeastMine.

Regulator Target Experiment Assay Construct Conditions Strain Background Reference