Aliases for MLEC Gene
External Ids for MLEC Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MLEC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MLEC Gene
This gene encodes the carbohydrate-binding protein malectin which is a Type I membrane-anchored endoplasmic reticulum protein. This protein has an affinity for Glc2Man9GlcNAc2 (G2M9) N-glycans and is involved in regulating glycosylation in the endoplasmic reticulum. This protein has also been shown to interact with ribophorin I and may be involved in the directing the degradation of misfolded proteins. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for MLEC Gene
MLEC (Malectin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MLEC include Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome, Familial, 1 and Congenital Disorder Of Glycosylation, Type Iib. Among its related pathways are Calnexin/calreticulin cycle and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include enzyme binding and carbohydrate binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MLEC Gene
Carbohydrate-binding protein with a strong ligand preference for Glc2-N-glycan. May play a role in the early steps of protein N-glycosylation (By similarity).