External Ids for INHA Gene
This gene encodes the alpha subunit of inhibins A and B protein complexes. These complexes negatively regulate follicle stimulating hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. Inhibins have also been implicated in regulating numerous cellular processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis, immune response and hormone secretion.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for INHA Gene
INHA (Inhibin, Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with INHA include parovarian cyst and fallopian tube adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and TGF-beta Signaling Pathway (sino). GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and cytokine activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for INHA Gene
Inhibins and activins inhibit and activate, respectively, the secretion of follitropin by the pituitary gland. Inhibins/activins are involved in regulating a number of diverse functions such as hypothalamic and pituitary hormone secretion, gonadal hormone secretion, germ cell development and maturation, erythroid differentiation, insulin secretion, nerve cell survival, embryonic axial development or bone growth, depending on their subunit composition. Inhibins appear to oppose the functions of activins