Aliases for MAGEA3 Gene
External Ids for MAGEA3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MAGEA3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAGEA3 Gene
This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAGEA3 Gene
MAGEA3 (MAGE Family Member A3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAGEA3 include Ocular Melanoma and Melanoma. Among its related pathways are NF-kappaB Signaling. An important paralog of this gene is MAGEA6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MAGEA3 Gene
Proposed to enhance ubiquitin ligase activity of RING-type zinc finger-containing E3 ubiquitin-protein ligases. May enhance ubiquitin ligase activity of TRIM28 and stimulate p53/TP53 ubiquitination by TRIM28. Proposed to act through recruitment and/or stabilization of the Ubl-conjugating enzyme (E2) at the E3:substrate complex. May play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression. In vitro promotes cell viability in melanoma cell lines. Antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T-lymphocytes.