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plunc

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Official Full Name
palate, lung and nasal epithelium associated
Background
This gene is the human homolog of murine plunc, and like the mouse gene, is specifically expressed in the upper airways and nasopharyngeal regions. The exact biological function of this gene is not known, however, it has been suggested to be involved in inflammatory responses to irritants in the upper airways. It may also serve as a potential molecular marker for detection of micrometastasis in non-small-cell lung cancer. Multiple transcript variants resulting from alternative splicing in the 3" UTR have been detected, but the full-length nature of only two is known.
Synonyms
palate, lung and nasal epithelium associated; Von Ebner protein Hl; LUNX; NASG; SPURT; bA49G10.5; palate, lung and nasal epithelium carcinoma associated; Lung-specific protein X; Nasopharyngeal carcinoma-related protein; ligand-binding protein RYA3; Palate lung and nasal epithelium clone protein; Secretory protein in upper respiratory tracts; tracheal epithelium enriched protein; Tracheal epithelium-enriched protein; LPLUNC3; SPLUNC1; protein Plunc; OTTHUMP00000030625; OTTHUMP00000030626; OTTHUMP00000030627; PLUNC; palate, lung and nasal epithelium associated