Aliases for SIGLEC8 Gene
External Ids for SIGLEC8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SIGLEC8 Gene
Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin (Ig)-like lectins, or SIGLECs (e.g., CD33 (MIM 159590)), are a family of type 1 transmembrane proteins each having a unique expression pattern, mostly in hemopoietic cells. SIGLEC8 is a member of the CD33-like subgroup of SIGLECs, which are localized to 19q13.3-q13.4 and have 2 conserved cytoplasmic tyrosine-based motifs: an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif, or ITIM (see MIM 604964), and a motif homologous to one identified in signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM; MIM 603492) that mediates an association with SLAM-associated protein (SAP; MIM 300490) (summarized by Foussias et al., 2000 [PubMed 11095983]).[supplied by OMIM, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SIGLEC8 Gene
SIGLEC8 (Sialic Acid Binding Ig Like Lectin 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transmembrane signaling receptor activity and carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is SIGLEC12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SIGLEC8 Gene
Putative adhesion molecule that mediates sialic-acid dependent binding to red blood cells (PubMed:10856141, PubMed:10625619). Preferentially binds to alpha-2,3-linked sialic acid. Also binds to alpha-2,6-linked sialic acid. The sialic acid recognition site may be masked by cis interactions with sialic acids on the same cell surface (PubMed:10625619). Recognizes simultaneously epitopes having a terminal N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid) and an underlying 6-O-sulfated galactose. Preferentially binds to Gal-6-sulfated sialyl-Lewis X glycan epitopes (PubMed:27357658).