The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family. The TRIM motif includes three zinc-binding domains, a RING, a B-box type 1 and a B-box type 2, and a coiled-coil region. The protein localizes to cytoplasmic bodies. The protein is expressed almost exclusively in the testis, but its function is unknown. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene.
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase TRIM17; RBCC; RING finger protein 16; RING finger protein terf; RING-type E3 ubiquitin transferase TRIM17; RNF16; terf; Testis RING finger protein; Tripartite motif containing 17; tripartite motif-containing 17; Tripartite motif-containing protein 17