Prostein is a novel prostate-specific protein expressed in normal and malignant prostate tissues. This protein appears to be a type IIIa plasma membrane protein with a cleavable signal peptide and 11 transmembrane-spanning regions. Prostein expression is androgen responsive since treatment of LNCaP cells with androgen up-regulates prostein message and protein expression levels. Thus, prostein is a prostate-specific marker whose detection and quantitation may be useful in diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer.
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Protein Aliases: prostate cancer associated protein 2; prostate cancer associated protein 6; prostate cancer associated protein 8; prostate cancer-associated gene 2; prostate cancer-associated gene 6; prostate cancer-associated gene 8; Prostate cancer-associated protein 6; Prostein; Solute carrier family 45 member 3; solute carrier family 45, member 3
Gene Aliases: 2210413P12Rik; AU023994; AU043764; IPCA-2; IPCA-6; IPCA-8; IPCA6; PCANAP2; PCANAP6; PCANAP8; PRST; SLC45A3
Molecular Function: secondary carrier transporter