ART3 is an arginine-specific ADP-ribosyltransferase which belongs to the Arg-specific ADP-ribosyltransferase family. ART3 catalyzes a reversible reaction which modifies proteins by the addition or removal of ADP-ribose to an arginine residue to regulate the function of the modified protein. It is expressed specifically in testis. ART3 pseudogene is located on chromosome 11. ART3 was identified as a susceptibility gene for non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). It is a novel therapeutic target in the treatment of NOA.
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