MAGE Family Member A1
MAGE Family Member A1 belongs to the MAGEA gene family. The family proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita.