Aliases for CANX Gene
External Ids for CANX Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CANX Gene
This gene encodes a member of the calnexin family of molecular chaperones. The encoded protein is a calcium-binding, endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated protein that interacts transiently with newly synthesized N-linked glycoproteins, facilitating protein folding and assembly. It may also play a central role in the quality control of protein folding by retaining incorrectly folded protein subunits within the ER for degradation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2018]
GeneCards Summary for CANX Gene
CANX (Calnexin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CANX include Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disease and Maxillary Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Among its related pathways are HIV Life Cycle and Calnexin/calreticulin cycle. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is CLGN.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CANX Gene
Calcium-binding protein that interacts with newly synthesized glycoproteins in the endoplasmic reticulum. It may act in assisting protein assembly and/or in the retention within the ER of unassembled protein subunits. It seems to play a major role in the quality control apparatus of the ER by the retention of incorrectly folded proteins. Associated with partial T-cell antigen receptor complexes that escape the ER of immature thymocytes, it may function as a signaling complex regulating thymocyte maturation. Additionally it may play a role in receptor-mediated endocytosis at the synapse.