This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita.
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Protein Aliases: 3; Antigen MZ2 D; Antigen MZ2-D; Cancer/testis antigen 1.3; cancer/testis antigen family 1, member 3; CT1.3; HIP8; HYPD; MAGE 3 antigen; MAGE-3 antigen; MAGE-A3; MAGE3; MAGEA3; MAGEA6; melanoma antigen family A; melanoma antigen family A, 3; melanoma antigen family A3; Melanoma associated antigen 3; Melanoma-associated antigen 3
Gene Aliases: CT1.3; HIP8; HYPD; Mage-a3; MAGE3; MAGEA3; MAGEA6
UniProt ID: (Human) P43357
Molecular Function: cell adhesion molecule