Aliases for SIGLEC11 Gene
External Ids for SIGLEC11 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SIGLEC11 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin family. These cell surface lectins are characterized by structural motifs in the immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domains and sialic acid recognition sites in the first Ig V set domain. This family member mediates anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive signaling. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SIGLEC11 Gene
SIGLEC11 (Sialic Acid Binding Ig-Like Lectin 11) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is SIGLEC5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SIGLEC11 Gene
Putative adhesion molecule that mediates sialic-acid dependent binding to cells. Preferentially binds to alpha-2,8-linked sialic acid. The sialic acid recognition site may be masked by cis interactions with sialic acids on the same cell surface. In the immune response, may act as an inhibitory receptor upon ligand induced tyrosine phosphorylation by recruiting cytoplasmic phosphatase(s) via their SH2 domain(s) that block signal transduction through dephosphorylation of signaling molecules