Name

SACS Gene

sacsin molecular chaperone

This gene encodes the sacsin protein, which includes a UbL domain at the N-terminus, a DnaJ domain, and a HEPN domain at the C-terminus. The gene is highly expressed in the central nervous system, also found in skin, skeletal muscles and at low levels in the pancreas. This gene includes a very large exon spanning more than 12.8 kb. Mutations in this gene result in autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by early-onset cerebellar ataxia with spasticity and peripheral neuropathy. The authors of a publication on the effects of siRNA-mediated sacsin knockdown concluded that sacsin protects against mutant ataxin-1 and suggest that "the large multi-domain sacsin protein is able to recruit Hsp70 chaperone action and has the potential to regulate the effects of other ataxia proteins" (Parfitt et al., PubMed: 19208651). A pseudogene associated with this gene is located on chromosome 11. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]

SACS-AS1 Gene

SACS antisense RNA 1

sacs Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term sacs in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

SACS Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for SACS from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.