Aliases for ADAM20 Gene
External Ids for ADAM20 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADAM20 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. The expression of this gene is testis-specific. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ADAM20 Gene
ADAM20 (ADAM Metallopeptidase Domain 20) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Reproduction. GO annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity and metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADAM21.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ADAM20 Gene
May be involved in sperm maturation and/or fertilization.