Aliases for CLCA1 Gene
External Ids for CLCA1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLCA1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the calcium sensitive chloride conductance protein family. To date, all members of this gene family map to the same region on chromosome 1p31-p22 and share a high degree of homology in size, sequence, and predicted structure, but differ significantly in their tissue distributions. The encoded protein is expressed as a precursor protein that is processed into two cell-surface-associated subunits, although the site at which the precursor is cleaved has not been precisely determined. The encoded protein may be involved in mediating calcium-activated chloride conductance in the intestine. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CLCA1 Gene
CLCA1 (Chloride Channel Accessory 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLCA1 include cystic fibrosis and meconium ileus. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Hepatic ABC Transporters. GO annotations related to this gene include metallopeptidase activity and intracellular calcium activated chloride channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLCA4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLCA1 Gene
May be involved in mediating calcium-activated chloride conductance. May play critical roles in goblet cell metaplasia, mucus hypersecretion, cystic fibrosis and AHR. May be involved in the regulation of mucus production and/or secretion by goblet cells. Involved in the regulation of tissue inflammation in the innate immune response. May play a role as a tumor suppressor. Induces MUC5AC.
Chloride channels are a family of anion-selective channels involved in the regulation of the excitability of neurons, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle, cell volume regulation, transepithelial salt transport and the acidification of intra- and extracellular compartments.