Aliases for HECA Gene
External Ids for HECA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HECA Gene
This gene encodes the homolog of the Drosophila headcase protein, a highly basic, cytoplasmic protein that regulates the re-entry of imaginal cells into the mitotic cycle during adult morphogenesis. In Drosophila, the encoded protein also inhibits terminal branching of neighboring cells during tracheal development. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HECA Gene
HECA (Hdc Homolog, Cell Cycle Regulator) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HECA include lichen nitidus. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Histidine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, proline and tryptophan catabolism.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HECA Gene
May play an important role in some human cancers. May be part of the regulatory mechanism in the development of epithelial tube networks such as the circulatory system and lungs.