Aliases for SCARA3 Gene
External Ids for SCARA3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SCARA3 Gene
This gene encodes a macrophage scavenger receptor-like protein. This protein has been shown to deplete reactive oxygen species, and thus play an important role in protecting cells from oxidative stress. The expression of this gene is induced by oxidative stress. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SCARA3 Gene
SCARA3 (Scavenger Receptor Class A Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include scavenger receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CTHRC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SCARA3 Gene
Seems to protect cells by scavenging oxidative molecules or harmful products of oxidation.