Aliases for IAPP Gene
External Ids for IAPP Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is commonly found in pancreatic islets of patients suffering diabetes mellitus type II, or harboring an insulinoma. Studies suggest that this protein, like the related beta-amyloid (Abeta) associated with Alzheimer's disease, can induce apoptotic cell-death in particular cultured cells, an effect that may be relevant to the development of type II diabetes. This protein also exhibits an bactericidal, antimicrobial activity. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2014]
GeneCards Summary for IAPP Gene
IAPP (Islet Amyloid Polypeptide) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IAPP include islet cell tumor and insulinoma. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and hormone activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IAPP Gene
Selectively inhibits insulin-stimulated glucose utilization and glycogen deposition in muscle, while not affecting adipocyte glucose metabolism