Aliases for MUC5B Gene
External Ids for MUC5B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MUC5B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC5B Gene
This gene encodes a member of the mucin family of proteins, which are highly glycosylated macromolecular components of mucus secretions. This family member is the major gel-forming mucin in mucus. It is a major contributor to the lubricating and viscoelastic properties of whole saliva, normal lung mucus and cervical mucus. This gene has been found to be up-regulated in some human diseases, including sinus mucosa of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), CRS with nasal polyposis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and H. pylori-associated gastric disease, and it may be involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MUC5B Gene
MUC5B (Mucin 5B, Oligomeric Mucus/Gel-Forming) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MUC5B include Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic and Panbronchiolitis, Diffuse. Among its related pathways are Defective C1GALT1C1 causes Tn polyagglutination syndrome (TNPS) and Metabolism of proteins. An important paralog of this gene is MUC5AC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MUC5B Gene
Gel-forming mucin that is thought to contribute to the lubricating and viscoelastic properties of whole saliva and cervical mucus.