Aliases for CALB2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CALB2 Gene
This gene encodes an intracellular calcium-binding protein belonging to the troponin C superfamily. Members of this protein family have six EF-hand domains which bind calcium. This protein plays a role in diverse cellular functions, including message targeting and intracellular calcium buffering. It also functions as a modulator of neuronal excitability, and is a diagnostic marker for some human diseases, including Hirschsprung disease and some cancers. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CALB2 Gene
CALB2 (Calbindin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CALB2 include Adenomatoid Tumor and Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CALB1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CALB2 Gene
Calretinin is a calcium-binding protein which is abundant in auditory neurons.