Aliases for BPIFB4 Gene
External Ids for BPIFB4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for BPIFB4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BPIFB4 Gene
GeneCards Summary for BPIFB4 Gene
BPIFB4 (BPI Fold Containing Family B Member 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BPIFB4 include Midface Dysplasia. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is BPIFB3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for BPIFB4 Gene
May have the capacity to recognize and bind specific classes of odorants. May act as a carrier molecule, transporting odorants across the mucus layer to access receptor sites. May serve as a primary defense mechanism by recognizing and removing potentially harmful odorants or pathogenic microorganisms from the mucosa or clearing excess odorant from mucus to enable new odorant stimuli to be received (By similarity).