Harman Patil

AZGP1

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Species  Human
Entrez  563
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000160862
AZGP1 httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Aliases  AZGP1, ZA2G, ZAG, alpha-2-glycoprotein 1, zinc-binding
External IDs  MGI: 103163 HomoloGene: 915 GeneCards: AZGP1

Gene music using protein sequence of azgp1 alpha 2 glycoprotein 1 zinc binding


Zinc-alpha-2-glycoprotein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AZGP1 gene.

This gene expresses a soluble protein that stimulates lipolysis, induces a reduction in body fat in mice, is associated with the cachexia related to cancer, and is known to be expressed in secretory cells of lung epithelium. In 2009, it was found that smoking increases expression of this gene, which is why smoking cessation leads to weight gain. Zinc-alpha-2-glycoprotein levels also rise with onset of Diabetes 2, which accounts for weight loss thereafter.

References

AZGP1 Wikipedia


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