Protein Name microseminoprotein beta
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4477
Gene Symbol

MSMB

UniProt P08118 (MSMB_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 178
Total Number of Articles : 126
Description

microseminoprotein beta

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunoglobulin binding factor family. It is synthesized by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland and secreted into the seminal plasma. This protein has inhibin-like activity. It may have a role as an autocrine paracrine factor in uterine, breast and other female reproductive tissues. The expression of the encoded protein is found to be decreased in prostate cancer. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms are described for this gene. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

synonyms
  • beta-microseminoprotein
  • immunoglobulin binding factor
  • prostate secreted seminal plasma protein
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Properties