Aliases for CALR Gene
External Ids for CALR Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CALR Gene
Calreticulin is a highly conserved chaperone protein which resides primarily in the endoplasmic reticulum, and is involved in a variety of cellular processes, among them, cell adhesion. Additionally, it functions in protein folding quality control and calcium homeostasis. Calreticulin is also found in the nucleus, suggesting that it may have a role in transcription regulation. Systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with increased autoantibody titers against calreticulin. Recurrent mutations in calreticulin have been linked to various neoplasms, including the myeloproliferative type.[provided by RefSeq, May 2020]
GeneCards Summary for CALR Gene
CALR (Calreticulin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CALR include Myelofibrosis and Thrombocythemia 1. Among its related pathways are Androgen receptor signaling pathway and Binding and Uptake of Ligands by Scavenger Receptors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin protein ligase binding. An important paralog of this gene is CALR3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CALR Gene
Calcium-binding chaperone that promotes folding, oligomeric assembly and quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) via the calreticulin/calnexin cycle. This lectin interacts transiently with almost all of the monoglucosylated glycoproteins that are synthesized in the ER. Interacts with the DNA-binding domain of NR3C1 and mediates its nuclear export. Involved in maternal gene expression regulation. May participate in oocyte maturation via the regulation of calcium homeostasis (By similarity).