Gene structure and alternative splicing of murine podocalyxin: a member of the CD34 sialomucin family.


Podocalyxin is a sialoglycoprotein of the glomerular podocytes, vascular endothelial cells, platelets, and hemopoietic stem cells. The function of podocalyxin is unknown, but it contains most of the protein bound sialic acid in the glomerulus and is considered vital in the structure and function of the glomerular filtration apparatus. The murine podocalyxin… (More)