Aliases for MSLN Gene
External Ids for MSLN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MSLN Gene
This gene encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to generate two protein products, megakaryocyte potentiating factor and mesothelin. Megakaryocyte potentiating factor functions as a cytokine that can stimulate colony formation of bone marrow megakaryocytes. Mesothelin is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored cell-surface protein that may function as a cell adhesion protein. This protein is overexpressed in epithelial mesotheliomas, ovarian cancers and in specific squamous cell carcinomas. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes an isoform that is proteolytically processed. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for MSLN Gene
MSLN (Mesothelin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MSLN include Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Pancreatic Cancer. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Adhesion. An important paralog of this gene is MSLNL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MSLN Gene
Membrane-anchored forms may play a role in cellular adhesion.
Megakaryocyte-potentiating factor (MPF) potentiates megakaryocyte colony formation in vitro.