Aliases for MUC17 Gene
External Ids for MUC17 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC17 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane-bound mucin that provides protection to gut epithelial cells. The encoded protein contains about 60 tandem repeats, with each repeat being around 60 aa. N-glycosylation enables the encoded protein to localize on the cell surface, while the C-terminus interacts with the scaffold protein PDZ domain containing 1 (PDZK1). Two transcript variants, one protein-coding and the other non-protein coding, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for MUC17 Gene
MUC17 (Mucin 17, Cell Surface Associated) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MUC17 include Biliary Papillomatosis and Tn Polyagglutination Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and CLEC7A (Dectin-1) signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include PDZ domain binding and extracellular matrix constituent, lubricant activity. An important paralog of this gene is MUC3A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MUC17 Gene
Probably plays a role in maintaining homeostasis on mucosal surfaces.