Aliases for CLEC4C Gene
External Ids for CLEC4C Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CLEC4C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLEC4C Gene
This gene encodes a member of the C-type lectin/C-type lectin-like domain (CTL/CTLD) superfamily. Members of this family share a common protein fold and have diverse functions, such as cell adhesion, cell-cell signalling, glycoprotein turnover, and roles in inflammation and immune response. The encoded type 2 transmembrane protein may play a role in dendritic cell function. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CLEC4C Gene
CLEC4C (C-Type Lectin Domain Family 4 Member C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLEC4C include Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, 1C, With Or Without Left Ventricular Noncompaction and Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Defective C1GALT1C1 causes Tn polyagglutination syndrome (TNPS) and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is CLEC6A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CLEC4C Gene
Lectin-type cell surface receptor which may play a role in antigen capturing by dendritic cells (PubMed:11748283, PubMed:21880719, PubMed:25995448). Specifically recognizes non-sialylated galactose-terminated biantennary glycans containing the trisaccharide epitope Gal(beta1-3/4)GlcNAc(beta1-2)Man (PubMed:21880719, PubMed:25995448). Binds to serum IgG (PubMed:25995448). Efficiently targets ligand into antigen-processing and peptide-loading compartments for presentation to T-cells (PubMed:11748283). May mediate potent inhibition of induction of IFN-alpha/beta expression in plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PubMed:11748283, PubMed:21880719). May act as a signaling receptor that activates protein-tyrosine kinases and mobilizes intracellular calcium (PubMed:11748283).