Aliases for OCLN Gene
External Ids for OCLN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OCLN Gene
This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that is required for cytokine-induced regulation of the tight junction paracellular permeability barrier. Mutations in this gene are thought to be a cause of band-like calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria (BLC-PMG), an autosomal recessive neurologic disorder that is also known as pseudo-TORCH syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A related pseudogene is present 1.5 Mb downstream on the q arm of chromosome 5. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2011]
GeneCards Summary for OCLN Gene
OCLN (Occludin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with OCLN include band-like calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria and congenital intrauterine infection-like syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and Hepatitis C. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OCLN Gene
May play a role in the formation and regulation of the tight junction (TJ) paracellular permeability barrier. It is able to induce adhesion when expressed in cells lacking tight junctions.