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BPIFA1

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • Palate Lung And Nasal Epithelium Clone Protein,
  • PLUNC,
  • Secretory Protein In Upper Respiratory Tracts,
  • Von Ebner Protein Hl,
  • BPI Fold-Containing Family A Member 1,
  • Tracheal Epithelium Enriched Protein,
  • Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma-Related Protein,
  • Palate, Lung And Nasal Epithelium Carcinoma Associated,
  • Lung-Specific Protein X,
  • BPI Fold Containing Family A, Member 1,
  • Protein Plunc,
  • SPLUNC1,
  • Ligand-Binding Protein RYA3,
  • Tracheal Epithelium-Enriched Protein,
  • Palate, Lung And Nasal Epithelium Associated,
  • LUNX,
  • NASG,
  • BA49G10.5,
  • SPURT,

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Description…

The BPIFA1 gene was formerly known as PLUNC. This human gene is the homolog of murine Plunc, and shows the same expression pattern as murine Plunc. Both are expressed in the upper airways and nasopharyngeal regions. Human BPIFA1 may be involved in the airway inflammatory response after exposure to irritants and may be associated with tumor progression. BPIFA1 may also play a role in innate immune responses of the upper airways. And it may 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 only three full length variants have been isolated.

Attributes

QA State: Under Review
Type: Gene
Short Name:

Datasets

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Organs

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Studies

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Publications

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Resources

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News

The final report of the 2013 Cancer Biomarkers Bioinformatics Workshop is now available.

Announcement 03/06/2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 27th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting a success. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 9th EDRN Scientific Workshop from September 8-11, 2014 in Washington D.C.

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