Aliases for MUC6 Gene
External Ids for MUC6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC6 Gene
The MUC6 gene encodes gastric mucin, a secreted glycoprotein that plays an essential role in epithelial cytoprotection from acid, proteases, pathogenic microorganisms, and mechanical trauma in the gastrointestinal tract (summary by Toribara et al., 1993 [PubMed 7680650]).[supplied by OMIM, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MUC6 Gene
MUC6 (Mucin 6, Oligomeric Mucus/Gel-Forming) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MUC6 include Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma and Cystadenoma. Among its related pathways are Diseases associated with O-glycosylation of proteins and Defective GALNT12 causes colorectal cancer 1 (CRCS1). GO annotations related to this gene include extracellular matrix structural constituent. An important paralog of this gene is MUC5AC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC6 Gene
May provide a mechanism for modulation of the composition of the protective mucus layer related to acid secretion or the presence of bacteria and noxious agents in the lumen. Plays an important role in the cytoprotection of epithelial surfaces and are used as tumor markers in a variety of cancers. May play a role in epithelial organogenesis.