ⓘ GYPE

                                     

ⓘ GYPE

Glycophorin-E is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GYPE gene.

The protein encoded by this gene is a sialoglycoprotein and a type I membrane protein. He is a member of a gene family with GPA and GPB genes. This encoded protein can carry the m group blood antigen. GYPA, GYPB, and GYPE are organized in tandem on chromosome 4. This gene might have derived from a common gene genetic GPB gene by gene duplication. Two alternative spliced variants of transcripts encoding the same protein have been described for this gene.