Official Full Name
Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor
The protein encoded by this gene is a glycosylated membrane protein and a non-specific receptor for several chemokines. The encoded protein is the receptor for the human malarial parasites Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowlesi. Polymorphisms in this gene are the basis of the Duffy blood group system. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
DARC; Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor; Duffy blood group , FY; Duffy antigen/chemokine receptor; CCBP1; CD234; Dfy; GPD; glycoprotein D; Fy glycoprotein; Duffy blood group antigen; plasmodium vivax receptor; FY; GpFy; WBCQ1