Sex determining Region Y gene
The SRY gene is crucial during the development of the embryo as it determines the sex of the embryo (in humans, its presence will cause the development of embryos into male). It is found in the chromosome band Yp11.3. It encodes for a transcription factor which belongs to the high mobility group-box family of DNA-binding proteins. Mutation in this gene may result in the occurrence of XY female as well as XX male syndrome.
Synonym: testis-determining factor gene