immotile cilia syndrome
Congenital defect in dynein (either absent or inactive) that leads to male sterility and poor bronchial function. Interestingly, non-ciliated cells show altered locomotion and 50% of patients have Kartagener\'s syndrome.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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