Literature associating DCX and occult macular dystrophy
Neuronal migration protein doublecortin; Microtubule-associated protein required for initial steps of neuronal dispersion and cortex lamination during cerebral cortex development. May act by competing with the putative neuronal protein kinase DCLK1 in binding to a target protein. May in that way participate in a signaling pathway that is crucial for neuronal interaction before and during migration, possibly as part of a calcium ion-dependent signal transduction pathway. May be part with PAFAH1B1/LIS-1 of overlapping, but distinct, signaling pathways that promote neuronal migration; Doublecortin superfamily
Synonyms: A8K340, B4DM53, DCX-001, DCX-002, DCX-003 ...