Aliases for BMP15 Gene
External Ids for BMP15 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP15 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein family which is part of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily. The transforming growth factor-beta superfamily includes large families of growth and differentiation factors. It is thought that this protein may be involved in oocyte maturation and follicular development as a homodimer or by forming heterodimers with a related protein, Gdf9. Defects in this gene are the cause of ovarian dysgenesis 2.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for BMP15 Gene
BMP15 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP15 include ovarian dysgenesis 2 and 46,xx testicular disorder of sex development. Among its related pathways are Ovarian steroidogenesis and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is GDF10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP15 Gene
May be involved in follicular development. Oocyte-specific growth/differentiation factor that stimulates folliculogenesis and granulosa cell (GC) growth.