sex hormone-binding globulin
Description This gene encodes a steroid binding protein that was first described as a plasma protein secreted by the liver but is now thought to participate in the regulation of steroid responses. The encoded protein transports androgens and estrogens in the blood, binding each steroid molecule as a dimer formed from identical or nearly identical monomers. Polymorphisms in this gene have been associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014]   Source
Gene Symbol SHBG Gene
Protein Name sex hormone-binding globulin Uniprot
Synonyms ABP; SBP and 8 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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