XB-FEAT-488501

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mdk

This is the community wiki page for the gene mdk please feel free to add any information that is relevant to this gene that is not already captured elsewhere in Xenbase

nomenclature changes

08/07/2017 Human name has changed for Entrez Gene: 4192. From midkine (neurite growth-promoting factor 2) to midkine


summary from MCBI

This gene encodes a member of a small family of secreted growth factors that binds heparin and responds to retinoic acid. The encoded protein promotes cell growth, migration, and angiogenesis, in particular during tumorigenesis. This gene has been targeted as a therapeutic for a variety of different disorders. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]