Aliases for TPBG Gene
External Ids for TPBG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TPBG Gene
This gene encodes a leucine-rich transmembrane glycoprotein that may be involved in cell adhesion. The encoded protein is an oncofetal antigen that is specific to trophoblast cells. In adults this protein is highly expressed in many tumor cells and is associated with poor clinical outcome in numerous cancers. Alternate splicing in the 5' UTR results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for TPBG Gene
TPBG (Trophoblast Glycoprotein) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TPBGL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TPBG Gene
May function as an inhibitor of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling by indirectly interacting with LRP6 and blocking Wnt3a-dependent LRP6 internalization.