Claudin-1 is a member of the transmembrane protein family claudins located in cell-cell tight junctions and it acts as a co-receptor for HCV entry into hepatic cells. Claudins are abundant in luminal epithelial sheets where they maintain epithelial cell polarity. Claudin-1 is expressed in most tissues such as bladder, fallopian tube, liver, pancreas, prostate, and skin.
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Protein Aliases: Claudin-1; Senescence-associated epithelial membrane protein; senescence-associated epithelial membrane protein 1
Gene Aliases: AI596271; CLD1; CLDN1; ILVASC; SEMP1; UNQ481/PRO944