Aliases for CUBN Gene
External Ids for CUBN Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CUBN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CUBN Gene
Cubilin (CUBN) acts as a receptor for intrinsic factor-vitamin B12 complexes. The role of receptor is supported by the presence of 27 CUB domains. Cubulin is located within the epithelium of intestine and kidney. Mutations in CUBN may play a role in autosomal recessive megaloblastic anemia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CUBN Gene
CUBN (Cubilin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CUBN include Megaloblastic Anemia 1 and 3-Methylglutaconic Aciduria, Type I. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of fat-soluble vitamins and Lipoprotein metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is BMP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CUBN Gene
Endocytic receptor which plays a role in lipoprotein, vitamin and iron metabolism by facilitating their uptake (PubMed:9572993, PubMed:10371504, PubMed:11717447, PubMed:11606717, PubMed:14576052). Acts together with LRP2 to mediate endocytosis of high-density lipoproteins, GC, hemoglobin, ALB, TF and SCGB1A1. Acts together with AMN to mediate endocytosis of the CBLIF-cobalamin complex (PubMed:9572993, PubMed:14576052). Binds to ALB, MB, Kappa and lambda-light chains, TF, hemoglobin, GC, SCGB1A1, APOA1, high density lipoprotein, and the CBLIF-cobalamin complex. Ligand binding requires calcium (PubMed:9572993). Serves as important transporter in several absorptive epithelia, including intestine, renal proximal tubules and embryonic yolk sac. May play an important role in the development of the peri-implantation embryo through internalization of APOA1 and cholesterol. Binds to LGALS3 at the maternal-fetal interface.