This gene encodes a type-I integral membrane glycoprotein with diverse distribution in human tissues. The physiological function of this protein may be related to its mucin-type character. The homologous protein in other species has been described as a differentiation antigen and influenza-virus receptor. The specific function of this protein has not been determined but it has been proposed as a marker of lung injury. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.
T1A; GP36; GP40; Gp38; OTS8; T1A-2; AGGRUS; HT1A-1; PA2.26; PDPN; podoplanin; T1-alpha; hT1alpha-1; hT1alpha-2; PA2.26 antigen; glycoprotein 36; OTTHUMP00000009639; OTTHUMP00000009640; OTTHUMP00000221492; OTTHUMP00000221493; OTTHUMP00000221495; OTTHUMP00000221496; OTTHUMP00000221498; OTTHUMP00000221499; glycoprotein, 36-KD; lung type I cell membrane associated glycoprotein; lung type-I cell membrane-associated glycoprotein (T1A-2); T1A 2