Glycophorin C (GYPC) is an integral membrane glycoprotein. It is a minor species carried by human erythrocytes, but plays an important role in regulating the mechanical stability of red cells. A number of glycophorin C mutations have been described. The Gerbich and Yus phenotypes are due todeletion of exon 3 and 2, respectively. The Webb and Duch antigens, also known as glycophorin D, result from single point mutations of the glycophorin C gene. The glycophorin C protein has very little homology with glycophorins A and B.
GYPC; glycophorin C (Gerbich blood group); glycophorin-C; CD236; CD236R; Ge; GPC; GYPD; GLPC; GLPC_HUMAN; Glycoconnectin; Glycophorin D; Glycophorin-D; Glycoprotein beta; GPD; MGC117309; MGC126191; MGC126192; PAS 2; PAS-2; Sialoglycoprotein D; OTTHUMP00000162176; OTTHUMP00000203779; GE, GPC, GPD, GYPD, CD236, PAS-2, CD236R, PAS-2; fj41h10; wu:fj41h10