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The protein encoded by this gene is a basic protein of the sperm head cytoskeleton. This protein contains kelch repeats and a BTB/POZ domain and is necessary for normal morphology during sperm differentiation. This gene is intronless. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Franke et al., Heidelberg, Germany. In Exp Cell Res, 1995
The cytoskeletal calyx of mammalian sperm heads surrounding the basolateral part of the nucleus contains two kinds of basic proteins: Calicin, a polypeptide of approximate M(r) 60,000 as estimated from SDS-PAGE, and the group of the very basic cylicins (pI > 10.0), formerly designated as "multiple-band polypeptides."