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Gene Symbol MLANA
Synonyms MART-1 | MART1
Gene Description MLANA, melan-A, is a transmembrane tumor antigen (PMID: 27143649) that plays a role in melanosome biogenesis and pigementation through regulation of PMEL (PMID: 15695812). Expression of Mlana is often used as a biomarker for melanoma (PMID: 30632191, PMID: 30626524) and is also a target for melanoma tumor vaccines (PMID: 30520800).
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