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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AFM Gene
This gene is a member of the albumin gene family, which is comprised of four genes that localize to chromosome 4 in a tandem arrangement. These four genes encode structurally-related serum transport proteins that are known to be evolutionarily related. The protein encoded by this gene is regulated developmentally, expressed in the liver and secreted into the bloodstream. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AFM Gene
AFM (Afamin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AFM include Squamous Papillomatosis and Trigonitis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include vitamin E binding. An important paralog of this gene is AFP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for AFM Gene
Functions as carrier for hydrophobic molecules in body fluids (Probable). Essential for the solubility and activity of lipidated Wnt family members, including WNT1, WNT2B, WNT3, WNT3A, WNT5A, WNT7A, WNT7B, WNT8, WNT9A, WNT9B, WNT10A and WNT10B (PubMed:26902720). Binds vitamin E (PubMed:15952736, PubMed:12463752). May transport vitamin E in body fluids under conditions where the lipoprotein system is not sufficient (PubMed:15952736). May be involved in the transport of vitamin E across the blood-brain barrier (PubMed:19046407).