Aliases for HTN1 Gene
External Ids for HTN1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HTN1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the histatin family of small, histidine-rich, cationic proteins. They function as antimicrobial peptides and are important components of the innate immune system. Histatins are found in saliva and exhibit antibacterial, antifungal activities and function in wound healing. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2014]
GeneCards Summary for HTN1 Gene
HTN1 (Histatin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HTN1 include Dental Caries and Candida Glabrata. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Defensins. An important paralog of this gene is HTN3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HTN1 Gene
Histatins are salivary proteins that are considered to be major precursors of the protective proteinaceous structure on tooth surfaces (enamel pellicle). In addition, histatins exhibit antibacterial and antifungal activities.