Aliases for CALB2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CALB2 Gene
This gene encodes an intracellular calcium-binding protein belonging to the troponin C superfamily. Members of this protein family have six EF-hand domains which bind calcium. This protein plays a role in diverse cellular functions, including message targeting and intracellular calcium buffering. It also functions as a modulator of neuronal excitability, and is a diagnostic marker for some human diseases, including Hirschsprung disease and some cancers. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CALB2 Gene
CALB2 (Calbindin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CALB2 include Ovarian Serous Cystadenofibroma and Lymphohistiocytoid Mesothelioma. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CALB1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CALB2 Gene
Calretinin is a calcium-binding protein which is abundant in auditory neurons.