Aliases for MUC5B Gene
External Ids for MUC5B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MUC5B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC5B Gene
This gene encodes a member of the mucin family of proteins, which are highly glycosylated macromolecular components of mucus secretions. This family member is the major gel-forming mucin in mucus. It is a major contributor to the lubricating and viscoelastic properties of whole saliva, normal lung mucus and cervical mucus. This gene has been found to be up-regulated in some human diseases, including sinus mucosa of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), CRS with nasal polyposis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and H. pylori-associated gastric disease, and it may be involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MUC5B Gene
MUC5B (Mucin 5B, Oligomeric Mucus/Gel-Forming) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MUC5B include pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic and pneumonia. Among its related pathways are Salivary secretion and Diseases associated with O-glycosylation of proteins. An important paralog of this gene is OTOG.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC5B Gene
Gel-forming mucin that is thought to contribute to the lubricating and viscoelastic properties of whole saliva and cervical mucus.