Aliases for FAM3A Gene
External Ids for FAM3A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM3A Gene
This gene encodes a cytokine-like protein. The expression of this gene may be regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, and the encoded protein may be involved in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for FAM3A Gene
FAM3A (FAM3 Metabolism Regulating Signaling Molecule A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FAM3A include Deafness, Autosomal Recessive 17 and Ritscher-Schinzel Syndrome 2. An important paralog of this gene is FAM3D.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FAM3A Gene
May act as a defensin against invading fungal microorganisms.