Aliases for TAFA1 Gene
External Ids for TAFA1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TAFA1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAFA1 Gene
This gene is a member of the TAFA family which is composed of five highly homologous genes that encode small secreted proteins. These proteins contain conserved cysteine residues at fixed positions, and are distantly related to MIP-1alpha, a member of the CC-chemokine family. The TAFA proteins are predominantly expressed in specific regions of the brain, and are postulated to function as brain-specific chemokines or neurokines that act as regulators of immune and nervous cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TAFA1 Gene
TAFA1 (TAFA Chemokine Like Family Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TAFA2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TAFA1 Gene
Regulatory factor which is ligand for GPR1 and is involved in the modulation of neural stem-cell proliferation and differentiation.