Trefoil Factor 3 (TFF3)

HITF; ITF3; TFI; HP1.B; Trefoil Factor 3, Intestinal

Trefoil Factor 3 (TFF3)

Trefoil factor 3 is a protein encoded by the TFF3 gene. Members of the trefoil family are characterized by having at least one copy of the trefoil motif, a 40-amino acid domain that contains three conserved disulfides. They are stable secretory proteins expressed in gastrointestinal mucosa. Their functions are not defined, but they may protect the mucosa from insults, stabilize the mucus layer and affect healing of the epithelium. This gene is expressed in goblet cells of the intestines and colon. This gene and two other related trefoil family member genes are found in a cluster on chromosome 21. This RefSeq record was created from transcript and genomic sequence data to make the sequence consistent with the reference genome assembly. The genomic coordinates used for the transcript record were based on transcript alignments.

Organism species: Homo sapiens (Human)

Organism species: Mus musculus (Mouse)

Organism species: Rattus norvegicus (Rat)

Organism species: Canis familiaris; Canine (Dog)

Organism species: Sus scrofa; Porcine (Pig)