Aliases for CDH22 Gene
External Ids for CDH22 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CDH22 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH22 Gene
This gene is a member of the cadherin superfamily. The gene product is composed of five cadherin repeat domains and a cytoplasmic tail similar to the highly conserved cytoplasmic region of classical cadherins. Expressed predominantly in the brain, this putative calcium-dependent cell adhesion protein may play an important role in morphogenesis and tissue formation in neural and non-neural cells during development and maintenance of the brain and neuroendocrine organs. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CDH22 Gene
CDH22 (Cadherin 22) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are G12-G13 in Cellular Signaling and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH19.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH22 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. PB-cadherins may have a role in the morphological organization of pituitary gland and brain tissues (By similarity).