Aliases for LPO Gene
External Ids for LPO Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LPO Gene
This gene encodes an oxidoreductase secreted from salivary, mammary, and other mucosal glands that functions as a natural antibacterial agent. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2009]
GeneCards Summary for LPO Gene
LPO (Lactoperoxidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LPO include dental caries and atrophic glossitis. Among its related pathways are Salivary secretion. GO annotations related to this gene include heme binding and thiocyanate peroxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MPO.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LPO Gene
Antimicrobial agent which utilizes hydrogen peroxide and thiocyanate (SCN) to generate the antimicrobial substance hypothiocyanous acid (HOSCN) (By similarity). May contribute to airway host defense against infection.