Aliases for FAM19A5 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM19A5 Gene
This gene is a member of the TAFA family which is composed of five highly homologous genes that encode small secreted proteins. These proteins contain conserved cysteine residues at fixed positions, and are distantly related to MIP-1alpha, a member of the CC-chemokine family. The TAFA proteins are predominantly expressed in specific regions of the brain, and are postulated to function as brain-specific chemokines or neurokines that act as regulators of immune and nervous cells. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for FAM19A5 Gene
FAM19A5 (Family With Sequence Similarity 19 (Chemokine (C-C Motif)-Like), Member A5) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is FAM19A1.