Aliases for MCFD2 Gene
External Ids for MCFD2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MCFD2 Gene
This gene encodes a soluble luminal protein with two calmodulin-like EF-hand motifs at its C-terminus. This protein forms a complex with LMAN1 (lectin mannose binding protein 1; also known as ERGIC-53) that facilitates the transport of coagulation factors V (FV) and VIII (FVIII) from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus via an endoplasmic reticulum Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC). Mutations in this gene cause combined deficiency of FV and FVIII (F5F8D); a rare autosomal recessive bleeding disorder characterized by mild to moderate bleeding and coordinate reduction in plasma FV and FVIII levels. This protein has also been shown to maintain stem cell potential in adult central nervous system and is a marker for testicular germ cell tumors. The 3' UTR of this gene contains a transposon-like human repeat element named 'THE 1'. A processed RNA pseudogene of this gene is on chromosome 6p22.1. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2016]
GeneCards Summary for MCFD2 Gene
MCFD2 (Multiple Coagulation Factor Deficiency 2, ER Cargo Receptor Complex Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MCFD2 include Factor V And Factor Viii, Combined Deficiency Of, 2 and Factor Viii Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CGREF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MCFD2 Gene
The MCFD2-LMAN1 complex forms a specific cargo receptor for the ER-to-Golgi transport of selected proteins. Plays a role in the secretion of coagulation factors.