Aliases for CTAG2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CTAG2 Gene
This gene encodes an autoimmunogenic tumor antigen that belongs to the ESO/LAGE family of cancer-testis antigens. This protein is expressed in a wide array of cancers including melanoma, breast cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. This protein is also expressed in normal testis tissue. An alternative open reading frame product of this gene has been described in PMID:10399963. This alternate protein, termed CAMEL, is a tumor antigen that is recognized by melanoma-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CTAG2 Gene
CTAG2 (Cancer/Testis Antigen 2) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is CTAG1A.