Aliases for CXCL17 Gene
External Ids for CXCL17 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CXCL17 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a mucosal chemokine that attracts immature dendritic cells and blood monocytes to the lungs. The encoded protein also promotes tumorigenesis through an angiogenic activity. Finally, this protein exhibits strong antimicrobial activity against E. coli, S. aureus, Salmonella, P. aeruginosa, and C. albicans. Two transcript variants, one protein-coding and the other non-protein coding, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CXCL17 Gene
CXCL17 (C-X-C Motif Chemokine Ligand 17) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Chemokine Superfamily Pathway: Human/Mouse Ligand-Receptor Interactions.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CXCL17 Gene
Plays a role in angiogenesis and possibly in the development of tumors. May be a housekeeping chemokine regulating recruitment of nonactivated blood monocytes and immature dendritic cells into tissues. May play a role in the innate defense against infections.