Summary of CST3

This gene encodes cystatin C, which is a protein that regulates chemical reactions by stopping some enzymes' activities (R). 

The Function of CST3

As an inhibitor of cysteine proteinases, this protein is thought to serve an important physiological role as a local regulator of this enzyme activity.

Protein names

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Alternative name(s):

Neuroendocrine basic polypeptide

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

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Substances That Increase CST3

Substances That Decrease CST3

Advanced Summary

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity