TSPAN8

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Tetraspanin-8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TSPAN8 gene.[1][2]

Function

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family. Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains. The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation, growth and motility. This encoded protein is a cell surface glycoprotein that is known to complex with integrins. This gene is expressed in different carcinomas. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene.[2]

Clinical significance

Overall survival of breast cancer patients was effectively predicted by TSPAN8.[3]

References

  1. Szala S, Kasai Y, Steplewski Z, Rodeck U, Koprowski H, Linnenbach AJ (September 1990). "Molecular cloning of cDNA for the human tumor-associated antigen CO-029 and identification of related transmembrane antigens". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 87 (17): 6833–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.87.17.6833. PMC 54632. PMID 2395876.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: TSPAN8 tetraspanin 8".
  3. Fekete T, Rásó E, Pete I, Tegze B, Liko I, Munkácsy G, Sipos N, Rigó J, Györffy B (July 2012). "Meta-analysis of gene expression profiles associated with histological classification and survival in 829 ovarian cancer samples". International Journal of Cancer. 131 (1): 95–105. doi:10.1002/ijc.26364. PMID 21858809.

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