This gene encodes a common acute lymphocytic leukemia antigen that is an important cell surface marker in the diagnosis of human acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). This protein is present on leukemic cells of pre-B phenotype, which represent 85 % of cases of ALL. This protein is not restricted to leukemic cells, however, and is found on a variety of normal tissues. It is a glycoprotein that is particularly abundant in kidney, where it is present on the brush border of proximal tubules and on glomerular epithelium. The protein is a neutral endopeptidase that cleaves peptides at the amino side of hydrophobic residues and inactivates several peptide hormones including glucagon, enkephalins, substance P, neurotensin, oxytocin, and bradykinin. This gene, which encodes a 100-kD type II transmembrane glycoprotein, exists in a single copy of greater than 45 kb. The 5' untranslated region of this gene is alternatively spliced, resulting in four separate mRNA transcripts.
Alias Symbols: CALLA, CD10, DKFZp686O16152, MGC126681, MGC126707, NEP, SFE
Protein Interaction Partner: MME, NPPA, AGT, HDAC8, UBC, NDRG1, FAM83F, RGPD6, POTEI, TUBB8, UBAC2, KBTBD3, MTDH, ITFG3, ARMC10, FAHD1, CDK5RAP3, MRPL44, NUCKS1, MRPS25, LAMTOR1, DNAJB12, SDF4, METTL7A, NNT, CPSF6, PDIA5, RUVBL2, TM9SF1, MRVI1, CLEC4M, ZMPSTE24, RBM39, ATP5J2, SLC9A3
Protein Size: 750