Description Thought to provide a protective, lubricating barrier against particles and infectious agents at mucosal surfaces. Expressed in corneal and conjunctival epithelia (at protein level). Overexpressed in ovarian carcinomas and ovarian low malignant potential (LMP) tumors as compared to the expression in normal ovarian tissue and ovarian adenomas.   Source
Gene Symbol MUC16 Gene
Protein Name Mucin-16 Uniprot
Synonyms Ovarian Cancer Antigen; CA-125 and 8 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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