Synonyms: C type (calcium dependent carbohydrate recognition domain) lectin superfamily member 13 (macrophage derived),C type (calcium dependent carbohydrate recognition domain) lectin superfamily member 14 (macrophage derived),C type lectin domain family 10,member A,C type lectin superfamily member 14,C-type lectin domain family 10 member A,C-type lectin superfamily member 14,CD301,CD301 antigen,CD301A,CLC10,CLEC10A,CLECSF13,CLECSF14,HML,HML2,Lectin,Macrophage C type lectin,MACROPHAGE GALACTOSE-TYPE C-TYPE,Macrophage lectin 2 (calcium dependent),Macrophage lectin 2,MGL,Mgl1
Background: This gene encodes a member of the C-type lectin/C-type lectin-like domain (CTL/CTLD) superfamily. Members of this family share a common protein fold and have diverse functions, such as cell adhesion, cell-cell signalling, glycoprotein turnover, and roles in inflammation and immune response. The encoded type 2 transmembrane protein may function as a cell surface antigen. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene.