Gene Symbol: GEMIN6
Description: gem nuclear organelle associated protein 6
Alias: gem-associated protein 6, SIP2, gemin-6
Species: human
Products:     GEMIN6

Top Publications

  1. Chari A, Golas M, Klingenhäger M, Neuenkirchen N, Sander B, Englbrecht C, et al. An assembly chaperone collaborates with the SMN complex to generate spliceosomal SnRNPs. Cell. 2008;135:497-509 pubmed publisher
    ..The mode of action of this combined chaperone/catalyst system is reminiscent of the mechanism employed by DNA clamp loaders. ..
  2. Pellizzoni L, Baccon J, Rappsilber J, Mann M, Dreyfuss G. Purification of native survival of motor neurons complexes and identification of Gemin6 as a novel component. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:7540-5 pubmed
    ..Here we report the identification by mass spectrometry of a novel protein component of the SMN complex termed Gemin6. Co-immunoprecipitation, immunolocalization, and in vitro binding experiments demonstrate that Gemin6 is a ..
  3. Carissimi C, Saieva L, Gabanella F, Pellizzoni L. Gemin8 is required for the architecture and function of the survival motor neuron complex. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:37009-16 pubmed
    ..We show that Gemin6, Gemin7, and Unrip form a stable cytoplasmic complex whose association with SMN requires Gemin8...
  4. Yong J, Kasim M, Bachorik J, Wan L, Dreyfuss G. Gemin5 delivers snRNA precursors to the SMN complex for snRNP biogenesis. Mol Cell. 2010;38:551-62 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a stepwise pathway of SMN complex formation and snRNP biogenesis, highlighting Gemin5's function in delivering pre-snRNAs as substrates for Sm core assembly and processing. ..
  5. Baccon J, Pellizzoni L, Rappsilber J, Mann M, Dreyfuss G. Identification and characterization of Gemin7, a novel component of the survival of motor neuron complex. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:31957-62 pubmed
    ..SMN is part of a large macromolecular complex that also contains Gemin2, Gemin3, Gemin4, Gemin5, and Gemin6. The SMN complex functions in the assembly of spliceosomal small nuclear ribonucleoproteins and probably other ..
  6. Yong J, Wan L, Dreyfuss G. Why do cells need an assembly machine for RNA-protein complexes?. Trends Cell Biol. 2004;14:226-32 pubmed
    ..We discuss how this surveillance capacity of the SMN complex might ensure assembly of Sm cores only on the correct RNAs and prevent illicit, potentially deleterious assembly of Sm cores on random RNAs. ..
  7. Carissimi C, Baccon J, Straccia M, Chiarella P, Maiolica A, Sawyer A, et al. Unrip is a component of SMN complexes active in snRNP assembly. FEBS Lett. 2005;579:2348-54 pubmed
    ..unrip), a GH-WD protein of unknown function, as a component of the SMN complex that interacts directly with Gemin6 and Gemin7...
  8. Lanfranco M, Cacciottolo R, Borg R, Vassallo N, Juge F, Bordonné R, et al. Novel interactors of the Drosophila Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) Complex suggest its full conservation. FEBS Lett. 2017;591:3600-3614 pubmed publisher
    ..The Gemin4 and Gemin8 orthologues are required for neuromuscular function and survival. The Gemin6/7/Unrip module can be recruited via the SMN-associated Gemin8, hence mirroring the human SMN complex architecture...
  9. Sleeman J, Lamond A. Newly assembled snRNPs associate with coiled bodies before speckles, suggesting a nuclear snRNP maturation pathway. Curr Biol. 1999;9:1065-74 pubmed
    ..These include speckles, coiled bodies and nucleoli, in addition to a diffuse nucleoplasmic compartment. The reasons for snRNP accumulation in these different structures are unclear...

More Information


  1. Ma Y, Dostie J, Dreyfuss G, Van Duyne G. The Gemin6-Gemin7 heterodimer from the survival of motor neurons complex has an Sm protein-like structure. Structure. 2005;13:883-92 pubmed
    ..Here, we report the crystal structure of two components of the human SMN complex, Gemin6 and Gemin7...
  2. Piazzon N, Schlotter F, Lefebvre S, Dodré M, Mereau A, Soret J, et al. Implication of the SMN complex in the biogenesis and steady state level of the signal recognition particle. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013;41:1255-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data show that reduced levels of the SMN protein lead to defect in SRP steady-state level and describe the SMN complex as the first identified cellular factor required for SRP biogenesis. ..
  3. Bizarro J, Dodré M, Huttin A, Charpentier B, Schlotter F, Branlant C, et al. NUFIP and the HSP90/R2TP chaperone bind the SMN complex and facilitate assembly of U4-specific proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015;43:8973-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, NUFIP is associated with the SMN complex through direct interactions with Gemin3 and Gemin6. Altogether, our data suggest a model in which the NUFIP/R2TP system is connected with the SMN complex and ..