a maternal imprinting gene. Absent in pituitary adenomas. May possess growth suppressor activity. Two major alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. forms. One form, Meg3-proximal ( Meg3p), contains exons 1-3. The second form, Meg3-distal ( Meg3d) did not contain exons 1-3 and was present in oocytes and in 1- and 2-cell embryos. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Alt. Names/Synonyms: bA356B19.6; C9orf88; DKFZP434H0820; FAM129B; family with sequence similarity 129, member B; FLJ13518; FLJ22151; FLJ22298; Meg-3; MINERVA; Niban-like protein 1; NIBL1; OC58; Protein FAM129B