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Gene Family: Dynactin (DCTN)

Also known as : "Dynein activator complex", "Dynactin subunits"

Dynactin: Dynactin or Dynein activator complex is a multi-subunit protein found in eukaryotic cells that aids in bidirectional intracellular transport by binding to dynein and kinesin-2 and linking them to the organelle or vesicle to be transported. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 6

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
DCTN1 dynactin subunit 1 2p13.1
DCTN2 dynactin subunit 2 RBP50, DCTN-50 12q13.3
DCTN3 dynactin subunit 3 DCTN-22 9p13.3
DCTN4 dynactin subunit 4 5q33.1
DCTN5 dynactin subunit 5 MGC3248, p25 16p12.2
DCTN6 dynactin subunit 6 WS-3 8p12