Western blot analysis of CRX over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with CRX Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00001406-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with CRX monoclonal antibody (M01), clone F6-C2 (Cat # H00001406-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
The protein encoded by this gene is a photoreceptor-specific transcription factor which plays a role in the differentiation of photoreceptor cells. This homeodomain protein is necessary for the maintenance of normal cone and rod function. Mutations in this gene are associated with photoreceptor degeneration, Leber congenital amaurosis type III and the autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy 2. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq