Sex Determining Region Y (SRY)

TDF; TDY; Testis-Determining Factor

Sex Determining Region Y (SRY)
SRY is a sex-determining gene on the Y chromosome in the therians.This intronless gene encodes a transcription factor that is a member of the high mobility group (HMG)-box family of DNA-binding proteins. This protein is the testis determining factor (TDF), also referred to as the SRY protein, which initiates male sex determination. Mutations in this gene give rise to XY females with gonadal dysgenesis ; translocation of part of the Y chromosome containing this gene to the X chromosome causes XX male syndrome.SRY has been linked to the fact that men are more likely than women to develop dopamine-related diseases such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. makes a protein that controls concentrations of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that carries signals from the brain that control movement and coordination.

Organism species: Homo sapiens (Human)

Organism species: Mus musculus (Mouse)

Organism species: Rattus norvegicus (Rat)