Aliases for MSMB Gene
External Ids for MSMB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MSMB Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunoglobulin binding factor family. It is synthesized by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland and secreted into the seminal plasma. This protein has inhibin-like activity. It may have a role as an autocrine paracrine factor in uterine, breast and other female reproductive tissues. The expression of the encoded protein is found to be decreased in prostate cancer. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms are described for this gene. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MSMB Gene
MSMB (Microseminoprotein Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MSMB include Prostate Cancer, Hereditary, 13 and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. An important paralog of this gene is MSMP.