Aliases for MAG Gene
External Ids for MAG Gene
Previous Symbols for MAG Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type I membrane protein and member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. It is thought to be involved in the process of myelination. It is a lectin that binds to sialylated glycoconjugates and mediates certain myelin-neuron cell-cell interactions. Three alternatively spliced transcripts encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MAG Gene
MAG (Myelin Associated Glycoprotein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAG include central pontine myelinolysis and wallerian degeneration. Among its related pathways are Signaling by FGFR and Signaling by GPCR. An important paralog of this gene is SIGLEC5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAG Gene
Adhesion molecule in postnatal neural development that mediates sialic-acid dependent cell-cell interactions between neuronal and myelinating cells. Preferentially binds to alpha-2,3-linked sialic acid (By similarity).