This gene encodes the carbohydrate-binding protein malectin which is a Type I membrane-anchored endoplasmic reticulum protein. This protein has an affinity for Glc2Man9GlcNAc2 (G2M9) N-glycans and is involved in regulating glycosylation in the endoplasmic reticulum. This protein has also been shown to interact with ribophorin I and may be involved in the directing the degradation of misfolded proteins. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
MLEC Gene Set
interacting proteins for MLEC from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.