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NCBI Summary for human TAFA1
This gene is a member of the TAFA family which is composed of five highly homologous genes that encode small secreted proteins. These proteins contain conserved cysteine residues at fixed positions, and are distantly related to MIP-1alpha, a member of the CC-chemokine family. The TAFA proteins are predominantly expressed in specific regions of the brain, and are postulated to function as brain-specific chemokines or neurokines that act as regulators of immune and nervous cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Xenopus symbol has changed for genepage ID: 6051239 From fam19a1 to tafa1
Human name has changed for Entrez Gene: 407738 from family with sequence similarity 19 (chemokine (C-C motif)-like), member A1 to TAFA chemokine like family member 1