Aliases for MLEC Gene
External Ids for MLEC Gene
Previous Symbols for MLEC Gene
This gene encodes the carbohydrate-binding protein malectin which is a Type I membrane-anchored endoplasmic reticulum protein. This protein has an affinity for Glc2Man9GlcNAc2 (G2M9) N-glycans and is involved in regulating glycosylation in the endoplasmic reticulum. This protein has also been shown to interact with ribophorin I and may be involved in the directing the degradation of misfolded proteins. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for MLEC Gene
MLEC (Malectin) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MLEC Gene
Carbohydrate-binding protein with a strong ligand preference for Glc2-N-glycan. May play a role in the early steps of protein N-glycosylation (By similarity).