Aliases for MUC7 Gene
External Ids for MUC7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC7 Gene
This gene encodes a small salivary mucin, which is thought to play a role in facilitating the clearance of bacteria in the oral cavity and to aid in mastication, speech, and swallowing. The central domain of this glycoprotein contains tandem repeats, each composed of 23 amino acids. This antimicrobial protein has antibacterial and antifungal activity. The most common allele contains 6 repeats, and some alleles may be associated with susceptibility to asthma. Alternatively spliced transcript variants with different 5' UTR, but encoding the same protein, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for MUC7 Gene
MUC7 (Mucin 7, Secreted) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MUC7 include ethmoid sinusitis and chronic ethmoiditis. Among its related pathways are Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification and Salivary secretion.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC7 Gene
May function in a protective capacity by promoting the clearance of bacteria in the oral cavity and aiding in mastication, speech, and swallowing. Binds P.aeruginosa pili.