This gene encodes a carcinoma-associated antigen and is a member of a family that includes at least two type I membrane proteins. This antigen is expressed on most normal epithelial cells and gastrointestinal carcinomas and functions as a homotypic calcium-independent cell adhesion molecule. The antigen is being used as a target for immunotherapy treatment of human carcinomas. Mutations in this gene result in congenital tufting enteropathy. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
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Protein Aliases: Adenocarcinoma-associated antigen; CD326; Cell surface glycoprotein Trop-1; DIAR5; EGP; EGP-2; EGP314; EGP40; Ep-CAM; EPCAM; Epithelial cell adhesion molecule; Epithelial cell surface antigen; Epithelial glycoprotein; Epithelial glycoprotein 314; Epithelial Specific Antigen; human epithelial glycoprotein-2; KS 1/4 antigen; KS1/4; KSA; M4S1; Major gastrointestinal tumor-associated protein GA733-2; membrane component, chromosome 4, surface marker (35kD glycoprotein); MIC18; MK-1; TACSTD1; TROP1; Tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 1
Gene Aliases: DIAR5; EGP-2; EGP314; EGP40; EPCAM; ESA; GA733-2; HNPCC8; KS1/4; KSA; M1S2; M4S1; MIC18; MK-1; TACSTD1; TROP1
UniProt ID: (Human) P16422
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4072
Molecular Function: receptor