Aliases for HLA-G Gene
External Ids for HLA-G Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HLA-G Gene
HLA-G belongs to the HLA class I heavy chain paralogues. This class I molecule is a heterodimer consisting of a heavy chain and a light chain (beta-2 microglobulin). The heavy chain is anchored in the membrane. HLA-G is expressed on fetal derived placental cells. The heavy chain is approximately 45 kDa and its gene contains 8 exons. Exon one encodes the leader peptide, exons 2 and 3 encode the alpha1 and alpha2 domain, which both bind the peptide, exon 4 encodes the alpha3 domain, exon 5 encodes the transmembrane region, and exon 6 encodes the cytoplasmic tail. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HLA-G Gene
HLA-G (Major Histocompatibility Complex, Class I, G) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HLA-G include Asthma and Severe Pre-Eclampsia. Among its related pathways are Cytokine Signaling in Immune system and Allograft rejection. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and peptide antigen binding. An important paralog of this gene is HLA-A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HLA-G Gene
Involved in the presentation of foreign antigens to the immune system. Plays a role in maternal tolerance of the fetus by mediating protection from the deleterious effects of natural killer cells, cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, macrophages and mononuclear cells.