Sperm mitochondria associated cysteine rich protein
Sperm mitochondrial-associated cysteine-rich protein
Involved in sperm motility. Its absence is associated with genetic background dependent male infertility. Infertility may be due to reduced sperm motility in the female reproductive tract and inability to penetrate the oocyte zona pellucida.
Testis. Is selectively expressed in the spermatids of seminiferous tubules.
Expressed in postmeiotic cells.
Cytoplasm. Mitochondrion membrane. Becomes associated with the spermatid mitochondrion capsule at step 16 of spermatogenesis.