This gene is a member of the MAGEB gene family. The members of this family have their entire coding sequences located in the last exon, and the encoded proteins show 50 to 68% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEB genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. This gene is expressed in testis, and in a significant fraction of tumors of various histological types. The MAGEB genes are clustered on chromosome Xp22-p21.
Cancer/testis antigen 3.4; cancer/testis antigen family 3; cancer/testis antigen family 3, member 4; CT3.4; MAGE-B6; MAGE-B6 antigen; MAGEB6A; melanoma antigen family B, 6; melanoma antigen family B6; Melanoma-associated antigen B6; member 4