Aliases for MOG Gene
External Ids for MOG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MOG Gene
The product of this gene is a membrane protein expressed on the oligodendrocyte cell surface and the outermost surface of myelin sheaths. Due to this localization, it is a primary target antigen involved in immune-mediated demyelination. This protein may be involved in completion and maintenance of the myelin sheath and in cell-cell communication. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MOG Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MOG Gene
Mediates homophilic cell-cell adhesion (By similarity). Minor component of the myelin sheath. May be involved in completion and/or maintenance of the myelin sheath and in cell-cell communication.
(Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for rubella virus.