Aliases for CLCA2 Gene
External Ids for CLCA2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLCA2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the calcium-activated chloride channel regulator (CLCR) family of proteins. Members of this family regulate the transport of chloride across the plasma membrane. The encoded protein is autoproteolytically processed to generate N- and C- terminal fragments. Expression of this gene is upregulated by the tumor suppressor protein p53 in response to DNA damage. In breast cancer, expression of this gene is downregulated and the encoded protein may inhibit migration and invasion while promoting mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition in cancer cell lines. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for CLCA2 Gene
CLCA2 (Chloride Channel Accessory 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLCA2 include Jaw Cancer and Maxillary Cancer. Among its related pathways are Salivary secretion and Ion channel transport. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include metallopeptidase activity and intracellular calcium activated chloride channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLCA1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CLCA2 Gene
Plays a role in modulating chloride current across the plasma membrane in a calcium-dependent manner, and cell adhesion. Involved in basal cell adhesion and/or stratification of squamous epithelia. May act as a tumor suppressor in breast and colorectal cancer. Plays a key role for cell adhesion in the beginning stages of lung metastasis via the binding to ITGB4.
Chloride channels are a family of anion-selective channels involved in a diverse range of biological processes including the regulation of the excitability of neurons, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle, cell volume regulation, transepithelial salt transport, the acidification of intra- and extracellular compartments.