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Mucin 17, cell surface associated
Symbols MUC17 ; MUC3
External IDs OMIM608424 MGI1203527 HomoloGene134646 GeneCards: MUC17 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 140453 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000222636 n/a
UniProt Q685J3 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004430 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001035194 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
100.7 – 100.7 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Mucin-17 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MUC17 gene.[1][2]

Membrane mucins, such as MUC17, function in epithelial cells to provide cytoprotection, maintain luminal structure, provide signal transduction, and confer antiadhesive properties upon cancer cells that lose their apical/basal polarization.[supplied by OMIM][2]


  1. ^ Gum JR Jr, Crawley SC, Hicks JW, Szymkowski DE, Kim YS (Feb 2002). "MUC17, a novel membrane-tethered mucin". Biochem Biophys Res Commun 291 (3): 466–475. doi:10.1006/bbrc.2002.6475. PMID 11855812. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: MUC17 mucin 17, cell surface associated". 

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