The protein encoded by this gene is a highly conserved, calcium-binding protein, that is preferentially expressed in the liver and kidney. It may have an important role in calcium homeostasis. Studies in rat indicate that this protein may also play a role in aging, as it shows age-associated down-regulation. This gene is part of a gene cluster on chromosome Xp11.3-Xp11.23. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants having different 5' UTRs, but encoding the same protein.
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Protein Aliases: epididymis secretory protein Li 41; Gluconolactonase; GNL; RC; Regucalcin; Senescence marker protein 30; SMP-30
Gene Aliases: AI265316; GNL; HEL-S-41; RC; Reguc; RGN; SMP30
Molecular Function: esterase