Aliases for GAS6 Gene
External Ids for GAS6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for GAS6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GAS6 Gene
This gene encodes a gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla)-containing protein thought to be involved in the stimulation of cell proliferation. This gene is frequently overexpressed in many cancers and has been implicated as an adverse prognostic marker. Elevated protein levels are additionally associated with a variety of disease states, including venous thromboembolic disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic renal failure, and preeclampsia. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2014]
GeneCards Summary for GAS6 Gene
GAS6 (Growth Arrest Specific 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GAS6 include Sticky Platelet Syndrome and Mesangial Proliferative Glomerulonephritis. Among its related pathways are Gamma carboxylation, hypusine formation and arylsulfatase activation and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and voltage-gated calcium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is MEGF11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GAS6 Gene
Ligand for tyrosine-protein kinase receptors AXL, TYRO3 and MER whose signaling is implicated in cell growth and survival, cell adhesion and cell migration. GAS6/AXL signaling plays a role in various processes such as endothelial cell survival during acidification by preventing apoptosis, optimal cytokine signaling during human natural killer cell development, hepatic regeneration, gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron survival and migration, platelet activation, or regulation of thrombotic responses.
(Microbial infection) Can bridge virus envelope phosphatidylserine to the TAM receptor tyrosine kinase Axl to mediate viral entry by apoptotic mimicry (PubMed:21501828). Plays a role in Dengue cell entry by apoptotic mimicry (PubMed:23084921). Plays a role in Vaccinia virus cell entry by apoptotic mimicry (PubMed:21501828). Plays a role in ebolavirus and marburgvirus cell entry by apoptotic mimicry (PubMed:17005688).