Early Detection Research Network

PLEC

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • EBS1,
  • plectin 1, intermediate filament binding protein, 500kD,
  • Hemidesmosomal protein 1,
  • PLEC,
  • PCN,
  • Plectin,
  • Plectin-1,
  • PLEC1,
  • epidermolysis bullosa simplex 1 (Ogna),
  • plectin 1, intermediate filament binding protein 500kDa,
  • PLTN,
  • HD1,
  • EBSO,
  • PLEC1b,

Description…

Plectin is a prominent member of an important family of structurally and in part functionally related proteins, termed plakins or cytolinkers, that are capable of interlinking different elements of the cytoskeleton. PLEC1 interlinks intermediate filaments with microtubules and microfilaments and anchors intermediate filaments to desmosomes or hemidesmosomes. It could also bind muscle proteins such as actin to membrane complexes in muscle. There is evidence that PLEC1 may be involved not only in the cross-linking and stabilization of cytoskeletal intermediate filaments network, but also in the regulation of their dynamics. Defects in PLEC1 are the cause of several severe skin and muscle disorders (epidermolysis bullosa simplex with pyloric atresia, epidermolysis bullosa simplex with muscular dystrophy, and epidermolysis bullosa simplex Ogna type). PLEC1 is Widely expressed, with highest levels in muscle, heart, placenta and spinal cord.

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Attributes
QA State: Under Review
Type: Protein
HGNC Name: PLEC

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This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.