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. The MAGEB genes are clustered on chromosome Xp22-p21. This gene sequence ends in the first intron of MAGEB1, another family member. This gene is expressed in testis.
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Protein Aliases: cancer/testis antigen family 3, member 6; MAGE-B4 antigen; melanoma antigen family B, 4; melanoma antigen family B4; Melanoma-associated antigen B4; MGC33144
Gene Aliases: CT3.6; MAGEB4
UniProt ID: (Human) O15481
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4115
Molecular Function: cell adhesion molecule