Aliases for MAGEA8 Gene
External Ids for MAGEA8 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MAGEA8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAGEA8 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. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MAGEA8 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAGEA8 Gene
Not known, though may play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression.