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RefSeq Gene MICA

RefSeq: NR_036523   Status: Provisional
CDS: completeness unknown
OMIM: 600169
Entrez Gene: 100507436
PubMed on Gene: MICA
GeneCards: MICA
AceView: MICA
Stanford SOURCE: NR_036523

Summary of MICA

MICA encodes the higly polymorphic MHC (HLA) class I chain-related gene A. The protein product is expressed on the cell surface, although unlike canonical class I molecules does not seem to associate with beta-2-microglobulin. It is thought that MICA functions as a stress-induced antigen that is broadly recognized by intestinal epithelial gamma delta T cells. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010].

mRNA/Genomic Alignments

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browser |  2186   98.7%          6     +  31367561  31383036             NR_036523     1  2197  2197
browser |  2186   98.7%  6_cox_hap2     +   2880257   2895736             NR_036523     1  2197  2197
browser |  2188   98.9%  6_mann_hap4     +   2713997   2729466             NR_036523     1  2197  2197
browser |  2182   99.3%  6_qbl_hap6     +   2661007   2676580             NR_036523     1  2197  2197
browser |  2186   98.7%  6_ssto_hap7     +   2701359   2716834             NR_036523     1  2197  2197

Position: chr6_ssto_hap7:2701359-2716834
Genomic Size: 15476
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: MICA

Position: chr6_qbl_hap6:2661007-2676580
Genomic Size: 15574
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: MICA

Position: chr6_cox_hap2:2880257-2895736
Genomic Size: 15480
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: MICA

Position: chr6_mann_hap4:2713997-2729466
Genomic Size: 15470
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: MICA

Position: chr6:31367561-31383036
Band: 6p21.33
Genomic Size: 15476
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: MICA

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Data last updated: 2013-05-15


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RefSeq RNAs were aligned against the human genome using blat; those with an alignment of less than 15% were discarded. When a single RNA aligned in multiple places, the alignment having the highest base identity was identified. Only alignments having a base identity level within 0.1% of the best and at least 96% base identity with the genomic sequence were kept.


This track was produced at UCSC from RNA sequence data generated by scientists worldwide and curated by the NCBI RefSeq project.


Kent WJ. BLAT - the BLAST-like alignment tool. Genome Res. 2002 Apr;12(4):656-64.

Pruitt KD, Tatusova T, Maglott DR. NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq): a curated non-redundant sequence database of genomes, transcripts and proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33(Database issue):D501-4.