S100A7

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S100A7

A gene on chromosome 1q21 that encodes a member of the S100 family of proteins, which have 2 EF-hand calcium-binding motifs. S100 proteins are localised in the cytoplasm and/or nucleus of a wide range of cells; they are involved in regulating cell cycle progression and differentiation and other intracellular activities. The function of the  S100A7-encoded protein is unknown.
 
Molecular pathology
S100A7 is overexpressed in the skin lesions of psoriasis, but is not a candidate gene for familial psoriasis.
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For example, a strong contender is the PSOR1 locus in the major histocompatibility complex.