External Ids for LACRT Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LACRT Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is highly expressed in the lacrimal glands and localized primarily to secretory granules and secretory fluid. It augments lacrimal acinar cell secretion, promotes ductal cell proliferation, and stimulates signaling through tyrosine phosphorylation and release of calcium. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LACRT Gene
LACRT (Lacritin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LACRT include Dry Eye Syndrome and Blepharitis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and collagen binding. An important paralog of this gene is DCD.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LACRT Gene
Modulates secretion by lacrimal acinar cells.