External Ids for UPK3B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UPK3B Gene
UPK3B is a minor component of the apical plaques of mammalian urothelium that binds and dimerizes with uroplakin-1b (UPK1B; MIM 602380), one of the major conserved urothelium membrane proteins. The other major conserved integral membrane proteins of urothelial plaques are UPK1A (MIM 611557), UPK2 (MIM 611558), and UPK3A (MIM 611559) (Deng et al., 2002 [PubMed 12446744]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UPK3B Gene
UPK3B (Uroplakin 3B) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is UPK3BL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UPK3B Gene
Component of the asymmetric unit membrane (AUM); a highly specialized biomembrane elaborated by terminally differentiated urothelial cells. May play an important role in AUM-cytoskeleton interaction in terminally differentiated urothelial cells. It also contributes to the formation of urothelial glycocalyx which may play an important role in preventing bacterial adherence (By similarity).