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CLDN11

Synonyms
OSP, OTM
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Summary
This gene encodes a member of the claudin family. Claudins are integral membrane proteins and components of tight junction strands. Tight junction strands serve as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space between epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, and also play critical roles in maintaining cell polarity and signal transductions. The protein encoded by this gene is a major component of central nervous system (CNS) myelin and plays an important role in regulating proliferation and migration of oligodendrocytes. Mouse studies showed that the gene deficiency results in deafness and loss of the Sertoli cell epithelial phenotype in the testis. This protein is a tight junction protein at the human blood-testis barrier (BTB), and the BTB disruption is related to a dysfunction of this gene. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.

Variant Counts

Variant classification counts, according to ACMG guideline on all identified variants among our tested samples, are listed. The variants with over 5% variant frequency in population genome databases ( gnomAD, dbSNP, etc.) are excluded.

Pathogenic
0
Likely pathogenic
0
VUS
479
Likely benign
1,491
Benign
2,218

Patient Phenotypes

No patients carry pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants on CLDN11 gene.

Phenotype class
Patients in 3billion (%)

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