Aliases for OVGP1 Gene
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Previous Symbols for OVGP1 Gene
This gene encodes a large, carbohydrate-rich, epithelial glycoprotein with numerous O-glycosylation sites located within threonine, serine, and proline-rich tandem repeats. The gene is similar to members of the mucin and the glycosyl hydrolase 18 gene families. Regulation of expression may be estrogen-dependent. Gene expression and protein secretion occur during late follicular development through early cleavage-stage embryonic development. The protein is secreted from non-ciliated oviductal epithelial cells and associates with ovulated oocytes, blastomeres, and spermatozoan acrosomal regions. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for OVGP1 Gene
OVGP1 (Oviductal Glycoprotein 1, 120kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with OVGP1 include osteoporosis. Among its related pathways are Reproduction and Reproduction. GO annotations related to this gene include chitinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CHI3L2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OVGP1 Gene
Binds to oocyte zona pellucida in vivo. May play a role in the fertilization process and/or early embryonic development