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Aliases for CDH12 Gene

Aliases for CDH12 Gene

  • Cadherin 12, Type 2 (N-Cadherin 2) 2 3
  • Neural Type Cadherin 2 3 4
  • Brain Cadherin 3 4
  • N-Cadherin 2 3 4
  • Br-Cadherin 3 4
  • CDHB 3 6
  • Cadherin, Neural Type, 2 3
  • Neuronal Cadherin 2 3
  • Brain-Cadherin 3
  • Cadherin-12 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH12 Gene

  • GC05M021436
  • GC05M022187
  • GC05M021750
  • GC05M021796
  • GC05M021604

Summaries for CDH12 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CDH12 Gene

  • This gene encodes a type II classical cadherin from the cadherin superfamily of integral membrane proteins that mediate calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion. Mature cadherin proteins are composed of a large N-terminal extracellular domain, a single membrane-spanning domain, and a small, highly conserved C-terminal cytoplasmic domain. Type II (atypical) cadherins are defined based on their lack of a HAV cell adhesion recognition sequence specific to type I cadherins. This particular cadherin appears to be expressed specifically in the brain and its temporal pattern of expression would be consistent with a role during a critical period of neuronal development, perhaps specifically during synaptogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CDH12 Gene

CDH12 (Cadherin 12, Type 2 (N-Cadherin 2)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDH12 include meconium aspiration syndrome. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH19.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH12 Gene

  • Cadherins are calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types

Gene Wiki entry for CDH12 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CDH12 Gene

Genomics for CDH12 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CDH12 Gene

Genomic Location for CDH12 Gene

21,750,673 bp from pter
22,853,622 bp from pter
1,102,950 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CDH12 Gene

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Genomic Location for CDH12 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CDH12 Gene

Proteins for CDH12 Gene

  • Protein details for CDH12 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RBT1
    • B7Z2U6
    • Q86UD2

    Protein attributes for CDH12 Gene

    794 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    88332 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for CDH12 Gene


neXtProt entry for CDH12 Gene

Proteomics data for CDH12 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CDH12 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn256, Asn456, Asn537, and Asn545
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CDH12 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CDH12 Gene

Domains for CDH12 Gene

Gene Families for CDH12 Gene

  • MCDH :Cadherins / Major cadherins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CDH12 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P55289
  • Three calcium ions are usually bound at the interface of each cadherin domain and rigidify the connections, imparting a strong curvature to the full-length ectodomain.
  • Contains 5 cadherin domains.
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Function for CDH12 Gene

Molecular function for CDH12 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
cadherin 12,Br-(N) cadherin,neuronal,transmembrane glycoprotein component of adherens junction,expressed in the brain,putatively involved in synaptic adhesion,axon outgrowth and guidance
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cadherins are calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CDH12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for CDH12 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for CDH12:
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miRNA for CDH12 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CDH12

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for CDH12 Gene

Localization for CDH12 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH12 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CDH12 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CDH12 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CDH12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for CDH12 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CDH12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
GO:0034329 cell junction assembly TAS --
GO:0034332 adherens junction organization TAS --
GO:0045216 cell-cell junction organization TAS --
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Compounds for CDH12 Gene

(1) ApexBio Compounds for CDH12 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
"Cadherin Peptide, avian" Role in cell adhesion [127650-08-2]

(1) HMDB Compounds for CDH12 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for CDH12 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for CDH12 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CDH12 Gene

Cadherin 12, type 2 (N-cadherin 2):
Representative Sequences:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for CDH12

Primer Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CDH12 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for CDH12 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CDH12 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CDH12 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CDH12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (5.6), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (4.8), Adrenal Gland (4.4), and Brain - Cortex (4.4).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for CDH12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (38.0) and Spleen (30.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CDH12 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CDH12 Gene Hs.113684

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CDH12 Gene

Tissue specificity: Brain
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Expression partners for CDH12 Gene

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Orthologs for CDH12 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CDH12 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CDH12 35
  • 93.12 (n)
  • 97.48 (a)
CDH12 36
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CDH12 35
  • 92.61 (n)
  • 98.36 (a)
CDH12 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cdh12 35
  • 89.67 (n)
  • 95.84 (a)
Cdh12 16
Cdh12 36
  • 96 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CDH12 35
  • 99.62 (n)
  • 99.87 (a)
CDH12 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cdh12 35
  • 89.42 (n)
  • 96.22 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CDH12 36
  • 95 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CDH12 36
  • 91 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CDH12 35
  • 84.51 (n)
  • 92.95 (a)
CDH12 36
  • 93 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CDH12 36
  • 91 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cdh12 35
  • 75.91 (n)
  • 81.97 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii si:dkeyp-68h1.1 35
  • 66.11 (n)
  • 67.22 (a)
CDH12 (1 of 2) 36
  • 70 (a)
CDH12 (2 of 2) 36
  • 65 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CDH12:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for CDH12 Gene

Gene Tree for CDH12 (if available)
Gene Tree for CDH12 (if available)

Paralogs for CDH12 Gene

Paralogs for CDH12 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for CDH12 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins: Pseudogenes for CDH12 Gene

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Variants for CDH12 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CDH12 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs22018 -- 22,507,065(-) CATGG(A/G)CTTTC intron-variant
rs98362 -- 22,691,737(-) ACTAC(C/T)ACAGT intron-variant
rs166549 -- 22,682,377(-) AAATG(C/T)AATGA intron-variant
rs166550 -- 22,696,597(+) CATCA(A/G)AATAT intron-variant
rs166551 -- 22,696,662(-) ATTTT(C/T)TTATT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CDH12 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv7369 OTHER Inversion 18451855
nsv880837 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv881330 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv880342 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv1782e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428115 CNV Gain+Loss 18775914
dgv1783e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv880949 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv328954 CNV Insertion 16902084
nsv10684 CNV Loss 18304495
esv2675606 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv10685 CNV Loss 18304495
esv2729914 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729915 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2033765 CNV Deletion 18987734
nsv830230 CNV Gain 17160897
esv1005606 CNV Insertion 20482838
esv1373915 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv270095 CNV Insertion 20981092
dgv1784e1 CNV Complex 17122850
esv21518 CNV Gain+Loss 19812545
nsv327326 CNV Loss 16902084
nsv4761 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv10686 CNV Gain+Loss 18304495
esv2534629 CNV Loss 19546169
nsv471371 CNV Duplication 19718026
nsv329065 CNV Loss 16902084
dgv5972n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv830231 CNV Gain 17160897
esv1672813 CNV Insertion 17803354
dgv5973n71 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2678078 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv33296 CNV Gain 17666407
esv2729916 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2657445 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv10687 CNV Gain 18304495
esv26842 CNV Gain 19812545
esv2527456 CNV Loss 19546169
esv2729919 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729920 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2672622 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2668800 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv462009 CNV Loss 19166990
esv2729921 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729922 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729924 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729923 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2678390 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2729925 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv880850 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv881183 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv823035 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv507236 CNV Insertion 20534489
esv269304 CNV Insertion 20981092
esv274433 CNV Insertion 20981092
nsv507237 CNV Insertion 20534489
esv2752064 CNV Loss 17911159
nsv327838 CNV Loss 16902084
nsv881356 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2673390 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv830232 CNV Gain 17160897
esv2729926 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729927 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729928 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv5974n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv5975n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv338n21 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv830233 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv509963 CNV Loss 20534489
esv2729930 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv3741 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2676592 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv327318 CNV Loss 16902084
nsv327391 CNV Loss 16902084

Relevant External Links for CDH12 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH12 Gene

Disorders for CDH12 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(1) Diseases for CDH12 Gene including...

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for CDH12 Gene

Relevant External Links for CDH12

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for CDH12 Gene

Publications for CDH12 Gene

  1. Expressed cadherin pseudogenes are localized to the critical region of the spinal muscular atrophy gene. (PMID: 7731968) Selig S. … Kunkel L.M. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1995) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning of five human cadherins clarifies characteristic features of cadherin extracellular domain and provides further evidence for two structurally different types of cadherin. (PMID: 7982033) Tanihara H. … Suzuki S. (Cell Adhes. Commun. 1994) 3 4
  3. NRXN3 is a novel locus for waist circumference: a genome-wide association study from the CHARGE Consortium. (PMID: 19557197) Heard-Costa N.L. … North K.E. (PLoS Genet. 2009) 3 48
  4. Genetic utility of broadly defined bipolar schizoaffective disorder as a diagnostic concept. (PMID: 19567891) Hamshere M.L. … Craddock N. (Br J Psychiatry 2009) 3 48
  5. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose J.E. … Uhl G.R. (Mol. Med. 2010) 3 48

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