Aliases for MAGEB1 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAGEB1 Gene
This gene is a member of the MAGEB gene family. The members of this family have their entire coding sequences located in the last exon, and the encoded proteins show 50 to 68% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEB genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. This gene is localized in the DSS (dosage-sensitive sex reversal) critical region, and expressed in testis and in a significant fraction of tumors of various histological types. This gene and other MAGEB members are clustered on chromosome Xp22-p21. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene, however, the full length nature of some variants has not been defined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAGEB1 Gene
MAGEB1 (Melanoma Antigen Family B1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is MAGED1.