External Ids for BMP5 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein family which is part of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily. The superfamily includes large families of growth and differentiation factors. Bone morphogenetic proteins were originally identified by an ability of demineralized bone extract to induce endochondral osteogenesis in vivo in an extraskeletal site. These proteins are synthesized as prepropeptides, cleaved, and then processed into dimeric proteins. This protein may act as an important signaling molecule within the trabecular meshwork and optic nerve head, and may play a potential role in glaucoma pathogenesis. This gene is differentially regulated during the formation of various tumors. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for BMP5 Gene
BMP5 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP5 include squamous cell papilloma and microtia. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and BMP receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP5 Gene
Induces cartilage and bone formation