Aliases for CEACAM6 Gene
External Ids for CEACAM6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CEACAM6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CEACAM6 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) family whose members are glycosyl phosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchored cell surface glycoproteins. Members of this family play a role in cell adhesion and are widely used as tumor markers in serum immunoassay determinations of carcinoma. This gene affects the sensitivity of tumor cells to adenovirus infection. The protein encoded by this gene acts as a receptor for adherent-invasive E. coli adhesion to the surface of ileal epithelial cells in patients with Crohn's disease. This gene is clustered with genes and pseudogenes of the cell adhesion molecules subgroup of the CEA family on chromosome 19. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CEACAM6 Gene
CEACAM6 (Carcinoembryonic Antigen-Related Cell Adhesion Molecule 6 (Non-Specific Cross Reacting Antigen)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CEACAM6 include reticulohistiocytic granuloma and crohn's disease. Among its related pathways are Hemostasis and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. An important paralog of this gene is CEACAM8.