The product of this gene is a membrane protein expressed on the oligodendrocyte cell surface and the outermost surface of myelin sheaths. Due to this localization, it is a primary target antigen involved in immune-mediated demyelination. This protein may be involved in completion and maintenance of the myelin sheath and in cell-cell communication. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
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The RefSeq Genes track shows known human protein-coding and
non-protein-coding genes taken from the NCBI RNA reference sequences
collection (RefSeq). The data underlying this track are updated daily.
Display Conventions and Configuration
This track follows the display conventions for
gene prediction tracks.
The color shading indicates the level of review the RefSeq record has
undergone: predicted (light), provisional (medium), reviewed (dark).
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configured through the controls at the top of the track description page.
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Codon coloring: This track contains an optional codon coloring
feature that allows users to quickly validate and compare gene predictions.
To display codon colors, select the genomic codons option from the
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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