External Ids for MLN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MLN Gene
This gene encodes a small peptide hormone that is secreted by cells of the small intestine to regulate gastrointestinal contractions and motility. Proteolytic processing of the secreted protein produces the mature peptide and a byproduct referred to as motilin-associated peptide (MAP). Three transcript variants encoding different preproprotein isoforms but the same mature peptide have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MLN Gene
MLN (Motilin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MLN include paralytic ileus and gastric outlet obstruction. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and hormone activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MLN Gene
Plays an important role in the regulation of interdigestive gastrointestinal motility and indirectly causes rhythmic contraction of duodenal and colonic smooth muscle