Aliases for MBL2 Gene
External Ids for MBL2 Gene
Previous Symbols for MBL2 Gene
This gene encodes the soluble mannose-binding lectin or mannose-binding protein found in serum. The protein encoded belongs to the collectin family and is an important element in the innate immune system. The protein recognizes mannose and N-acetylglucosamine on many microorganisms, and is capable of activating the classical complement pathway. Deficiencies of this gene have been associated with susceptibility to autoimmune and infectious diseases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MBL2 Gene
MBL2 (Mannose-Binding Lectin (Protein C) 2, Soluble) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MBL2 include acanthamoeba keratitis and prosthetic joint infection. Among its related pathways are Neural Crest Differentiation and Complement and coagulation cascades. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and mannose binding. An important paralog of this gene is COLEC11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MBL2 Gene
Calcium-dependent lectin involved in innate immune defense. Binds mannose, fucose and N-acetylglucosamine on different microorganisms and activates the lectin complement pathway. Binds to late apoptotic cells, as well as to apoptotic blebs and to necrotic cells, but not to early apoptotic cells, facilitating their uptake by macrophages. May bind DNA.