Synonyms: Lysozyme Like 6,LYC1,Epididymis Secretory Sperm Binding Protein Li 6a,Lysozyme-Like Protein 6,Lysozyme Homolog,Lysozyme-Like 6,EC 220.127.116.11,Lysozyme B,HEL-S-6a,PRO1485,TKAL754,UNQ754,LYZB
Background: This gene encodes a member of the C-type lysozyme/alpha-lactalbumin family. C-type lysozymes are bacteriolytic factors that play a role in host defense, whereas alpha-lactalbumins mediate lactose biosynthesis. The encoded protein contains catalytic residues characteristic of C-type lysozymes and may play a role in male reproduction. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed for this gene.