Aliases for IGFALS Gene
External Ids for IGFALS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IGFALS Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a serum protein that binds insulin-like growth factors, increasing their half-life and their vascular localization. Production of the encoded protein, which contains twenty leucine-rich repeats, is stimulated by growth hormone. Defects in this gene are a cause of acid-labile subunit deficiency, which maifests itself in a delayed and slow puberty. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for IGFALS Gene
IGFALS (Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protein Acid Labile Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IGFALS include Acid-Labile Subunit Deficiency and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Among its related pathways are Regulation of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) transport and uptake by Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Proteins (IGFBPs) and Metabolism of proteins. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include insulin-like growth factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is LRRC32.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IGFALS Gene
Involved in protein-protein interactions that result in protein complexes, receptor-ligand binding or cell adhesion.