The protein encoded by this gene is a cell-surface glycoprotein found on melanoma cells. The protein shares sequence similarity and iron-binding properties with members of the transferrin superfamily. The importance of the iron binding function has not yet been identified. This gene resides in the same region of chromosome 3 as members of the transferrin superfamily. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants.
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Protein Aliases: antigen p97 (melanoma associated) identified by monoclonal antibodies 133.2 and 96.5; CD228; Melanoma-associated antigen p97; melanoma-associated antigen p97, isoform 2; Melanotransferrin; membrane-bound transferrin-like protein
Gene Aliases: CD228; MAP97; MELTF; MFI2; MTf; MTF1
UniProt ID: (Human) P08582
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4241
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein