Defects in CCDC6 are a cause of thyroid papillary carcinoma (TPC) [MIM:188550]. TPC is a common tumor of the thyroid that typically arises as an irregular, solid or cystic mass from otherwise normal thyroid tissue. Papillary carcinomas are malignant neoplasm characterized by the formation of numerous, irregular, finger-like projections of fibrous stroma that is covered with a surface layer of neoplastic epithelial cells. Note=A chromosomal aberration involving CCDC6 is found in thyroid papillary carcinomas. Inversion inv(10)(q11.2;q21) generates the RET/CCDC6 (PTC1) oncogene.
The protein has mostly an alpha helical conformation similar to myosin heavy-chain tail that might adopt a coiled-coil conformation.
Cytoplasm. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton. May be a cytoskeletal protein.