Gene Symbol: Ms4a8a
Description: membrane-spanning 4-domains, subfamily A, member 8A
Alias: 2010004L09Rik, AI481240, CD20L5, Ms4a8, membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A member 8, CD20 antigen-like 5, MS4a8B protein
Species: mouse
Products:     Ms4a8a

Top Publications

  1. Ishibashi K, Suzuki M, Sasaki S, Imai M. Identification of a new multigene four-transmembrane family (MS4A) related to CD20, HTm4 and beta subunit of the high-affinity IgE receptor. Gene. 2001;264:87-93 pubmed
    ..The identification of this relatively large gene family in various tissues will allow the further elucidation of physiological significance of this gene family, that is currently unclear. ..
  2. Liang Y, Tedder T. Identification of a CD20-, FcepsilonRIbeta-, and HTm4-related gene family: sixteen new MS4A family members expressed in human and mouse. Genomics. 2001;72:119-27 pubmed
    ..1 along with CD20, FcepsilonRIbeta, and HTm4. Thus, like CD20 and FcepsilonRIbeta, the other MS4A family members are likely to be components of oligomeric cell surface complexes that serve diverse signal transduction functions. ..
  3. Michel J, Sch├Ânhaar K, Schledzewski K, Gkaniatsou C, Sticht C, Kellert B, et al. Identification of the novel differentiation marker MS4A8B and its murine homolog MS4A8A in colonic epithelial cells lost during neoplastic transformation in human colon. Cell Death Dis. 2013;4:e469 pubmed publisher
    The CD20-homolog Ms4a8a has recently been shown to be a marker for alternatively activated macrophages but its expression is not restricted to hematopoietic cells...
  4. Dike S, Balija V, Nascimento L, Xuan Z, Ou J, Zutavern T, et al. The mouse genome: experimental examination of gene predictions and transcriptional start sites. Genome Res. 2004;14:2424-9 pubmed
    ..This approach can be a useful tool in the ongoing efforts to increase the quality of gene annotations, especially transcriptional start sites, in complex genomes. ..