GO curators for mouse genes have assigned the following annotations to the gene product of Strc. (This text reflects annotations as of Tuesday, May 26, 2015.) Summary from NCBI RefSeq
[Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] This gene encodes a protein that is associated with the hair bundle of the sensory hair cells in the inner ear. The hair bundle is composed of stiff microvilli called stereocilia and is involved with mechanoreception of sound waves. This gene is part of a tandem duplication on chromosome 15; the second copy is a pseudogene. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal recessive non-syndromic deafness. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]Summary text based on GO annotations supported by experimental evidence in mouse
Researchers have inferred from direct assay, that the gene product of Strc
Annotations directly to molecular function for the gene Strc indicate that MGI curators have found no experimental data [literature] to support further annotation to this category at this time.
Kamiya K et al. (2014) An unusually powerful mode of low-frequency sound interference due to defective hair bundles of the auditory outer hair cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111:9307-12. (PubMed:24920589)