Aliases for MFGE8 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for MFGE8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFGE8 Gene
This gene encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to form multiple protein products. The major encoded protein product, lactadherin, is a membrane glycoprotein that promotes phagocytosis of apoptotic cells. This protein has also been implicated in wound healing, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Lactadherin can be further processed to form a smaller cleavage product, medin, which comprises the major protein component of aortic medial amyloid (AMA). Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2015]
GeneCards Summary for MFGE8 Gene
MFGE8 (Milk Fat Globule-EGF Factor 8 Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MFGE8 include Opisthorchiasis and Anal Paget's Disease. Among its related pathways are Extracellular vesicle-mediated signaling in recipient cells and Integrins in angiogenesis. GO annotations related to this gene include integrin binding and phosphatidylethanolamine binding. An important paralog of this gene is EDIL3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFGE8 Gene
Plays an important role in the maintenance of intestinal epithelial homeostasis and the promotion of mucosal healing. Promotes VEGF-dependent neovascularization (By similarity). Contributes to phagocytic removal of apoptotic cells in many tissues. Specific ligand for the alpha-v/beta-3 and alpha-v/beta-5 receptors. Also binds to phosphatidylserine-enriched cell surfaces in a receptor-independent manner. Zona pellucida-binding protein which may play a role in gamete interaction. Binds specifically to rotavirus and inhibits its replication.
Medin is the main constituent of aortic medial amyloid.