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NEK3

Synonyms
HSPK36
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Summary
This gene encodes a member of the NimA (never in mitosis A) family of serine/threonine protein kinases. The encoded protein differs from other NimA family members in that it is not cell cycle regulated and is found primarily in the cytoplasm. The kinase is activated by prolactin stimulation, leading to phosphorylation of VAV2 guanine nucleotide exchange factor, paxillin, and activation of the RAC1 GTPase. Two functional alleles for this gene have been identified in humans. The reference genome assembly (GRCh38) represents a functional allele that is associated with the inclusion of an additional coding exon in protein-coding transcripts, compared to an alternate functional allele that lacks the exon.

Variant counts

The variants found in rare patients tested by 3billion are classified and counted according to ACMG guidelines. The variants with over 5% variant frequency in population genome databases ( gnomAD, dbSNP, etc) are excluded.

Pathogenic
0
Likely pathogenic
0
VUS
7,011
Likely benign
2,388
Benign
0

Patient phenotypes

No patients carry pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants on NEK3 gene.

Phenotype class
Patients in 3billion (%)

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