Aliases for MAGEA9 Gene
External Ids for MAGEA9 Gene
Previous Symbols for MAGEA9 Gene
This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAGEA9 Gene
MAGEA9 (Melanoma Antigen Family A9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAGEA9 include terminal osseous dysplasia and dyskeratosis congenita. An important paralog of this gene is MAGED1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAGEA9 Gene
Not known, though may play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression