Aliases for MUC19 Gene
External Ids for MUC19 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the gel-forming mucin protein family. Mucin family members are glycoproteins that have tandem repeats which are extensively O-glycosylated. The structural features of mucin proteins are responsible for the gel-like properties of mucus. The encoded protein may be involved in disruption of the ocular surface in Sjogren syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]
GeneCards Summary for MUC19 Gene
MUC19 (Mucin 19, Oligomeric) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is OTOGL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC19 Gene
May function in ocular mucus homeostasis.