The protein encoded by this gene is specifically expressed in the inner ear, and is located at the interface between the apical surface of the inner ear sensory epithelia and their overlying acellular gels. It is prposed that this protein is involved in the attachment of the inner ear acellular gels to the apical surface of the underlying nonsensory cells. Mutations in this gene are associated with autosomal recessive deafness type 22 (DFNB22). Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
OTOA has several biochemical functions, for example, molecular_function. Some of the functions are cooperated with other proteins, some of the functions could acted by OTOA itself. We selected most functions OTOA had, and list some proteins which have the same functions with OTOA. You can find most of the proteins on our site.
Related Protein REG3D; ASB18; TMEM50B; NLRP9C; DAW1; PLAC1; DEFB19; CCDC147; PITPNAA; DNAJB13