Aliases for CLC Gene
External Ids for CLC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLC Gene
Lysophospholipases are enzymes that act on biological membranes to regulate the multifunctional lysophospholipids. The protein encoded by this gene is a lysophospholipase expressed in eosinophils and basophils. It hydrolyzes lysophosphatidylcholine to glycerophosphocholine and a free fatty acid. This protein may possess carbohydrate or IgE-binding activities. It is both structurally and functionally related to the galectin family of beta-galactoside binding proteins. It may be associated with inflammation and some myeloid leukemias. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CLC Gene
CLC (Charcot-Leyden Crystal Galectin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLC include Allergic Rhinitis and Hypereosinophilic Syndrome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process. An important paralog of this gene is LGALS13.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CLC Gene
Regulates immune responses through the recognition of cell-surface glycans. Essential for the anergy and suppressive function of CD25-positive regulatory T-cells (Treg).