External Ids for CSN2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CSN2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CSN2 Gene
This gene is a member of the beta casein family. There are two types of casein protein, beta (encoded by this gene) and kappa, both of which are secreted in human milk. Beta casein is the principal protein in human milk and the primary source of essential amino acids for a suckling infant. Beta and kappa casein proteins acting together form spherical micelles which bind within them important dietary minerals, such as calcium and phosphorous. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CSN2 Gene
CSN2 (Casein Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CSN2 include Mastitis and Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent. Among its related pathways are IL-2 Pathway and Prolactin Signaling Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and enzyme inhibitor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CSN2 Gene
Important role in determination of the surface properties of the casein micelles.