Aliases for TMEM123 Gene
External Ids for TMEM123 Gene
This gene encodes a highly glycosylated transmembrane protein with a high content of threonine and serine residues in its extracellular domain, similar to a broadly defined category of proteins termed mucins. Exposure of some cell types to anti-PORIMIN (pro-oncosis receptor inducing membrane injury) antibody, crosslinks this protein on the cell surface and induces a type of cell death termed oncosis. Oncosis is distinct from apoptosis and is characterized by a loss of cell membrane integrity without DNA fragmentation. This gene product is proposed to function as a cell surface receptor that mediates cell death. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TMEM123 Gene
TMEM123 (Transmembrane Protein 123) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TMEM123 Gene
Implicated in oncotic cell death, characterized by cell swelling, organelle swelling, vacuolization and increased membrane permeability.