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Magea6

Official Full Name
melanoma antigen family A, 6
Background
This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified for this gene.
Synonyms
MAGEA6; melanoma antigen family A, 6; MAGE6; melanoma-associated antigen 6; cancer/testis antigen family 1; member 6; CT1.6; MAGE 6 antigen; melanoma antigen family A 6; melanoma associated antigen 6; Cancer/testis antigen 1.6; MAGA6_HUMAN; MAGE 3b; MAGE-6 antigen; MAGE3B; MAGE3B antigen; OTTHUMP00000024223; OTTHUMP00000024224; OTTHUMP00000205538; cancer/testis antigen family 1, member 6; MAGE-3b; MGC52297

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