The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the albumin gene family. It is a multifunctional protein found in plasma, ascitic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and on the surface of many cell types. It binds to vitamin D and its plasma metabolites and transports them to target tissues. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
GC, Vitamin D Binding Protein; Vitamin D-Binding Protein-Macrophage Activating Factor; Group-Specific Component (Vitamin D Binding Protein); Gc Protein-Derived Macrophage Activating Factor; Gc-Globulin; DBP-Maf; Gc-MAF; GcMAF; DBP; VDB; Epididymis Secreto