Aliases for GP6 Gene
External Ids for GP6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GP6 Gene
This gene encodes a platelet membrane glycoprotein of the immunoglobulin superfamily. The encoded protein is a receptor for collagen and plays a critical role in collagen-induced platelet aggregation and thrombus formation. The encoded protein forms a complex with the Fc receptor gamma-chain that initiates the platelet activation signaling cascade upon collagen binding. Mutations in this gene are a cause of platelet-type bleeding disorder-11 (BDPLT11). Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for GP6 Gene
GP6 (Glycoprotein VI Platelet) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GP6 include Bleeding Disorder, Platelet-Type, 11 and Bleeding Diathesis Due To Glycoprotein Vi Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Platelet activation and G beta-gamma signalling through PI3Kgamma. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor activity and collagen binding. An important paralog of this gene is KIR2DL4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GP6 Gene
Collagen receptor involved in collagen-induced platelet adhesion and activation. Plays a key role in platelet procoagulant activity and subsequent thrombin and fibrin formation. This procoagulant function may contribute to arterial and venous thrombus formation. The signaling pathway involves the FcR gamma-chain, the Src kinases (likely Fyn/Lyn), the adapter protein LAT and leads to the activation of phospholipase C gamma2.