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Aliases for CDH6 Gene

Aliases for CDH6 Gene

  • Cadherin 6, Type 2, K-Cadherin (Fetal Kidney) 2 3
  • K-Cadherin 2 4
  • Kidney Cadherin 4
  • Cadherin-6 3
  • CAD6 3
  • KCAD 3

External Ids for CDH6 Gene

Summaries for CDH6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CDH6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the cadherin superfamily. Cadherins are membrane glycoproteins that mediate homophilic cell-cell adhesion and play critical roles in cell differentiation and morphogenesis. The encoded protein is a type II cadherin and may play a role in kidney development as well as endometrium and placenta formation. Decreased expression of this gene may be associated with tumor growth and metastasis. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]

GeneCards Summary for CDH6 Gene

CDH6 (Cadherin 6, Type 2, K-Cadherin (Fetal Kidney)) is a Protein Coding gene. 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 CDH6 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 CDH6 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CDH6 Gene

Genomics for CDH6 Gene

Genomic Location for CDH6 Gene

31,193,655 bp from pter
31,329,146 bp from pter
135,492 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CDH6 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for CDH6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CDH6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CDH6 Gene

Proteins for CDH6 Gene

  • Protein details for CDH6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K5H5
    • Q9BWS0

    Protein attributes for CDH6 Gene

    790 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    88309 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for CDH6 Gene


neXtProt entry for CDH6 Gene

Proteomics data for CDH6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CDH6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Glycosylation at Asn49, Asn255, Asn399, Asn437, Asn455, and Asn536

Other Protein References for CDH6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CDH6 Gene

Domains for CDH6 Gene

Gene Families for CDH6 Gene

  • MCDH :Cadherins / Major cadherins


  • 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.:
    • P55285
  • Contains 5 cadherin domains.:
    • P55285
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Function for CDH6 Gene

Molecular function for CDH6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: cadherin 6,K-cadherin,transmembrane glycoprotein component of adherens junction,expressed in fetal kidney
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 CDH6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for CDH6 Gene

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Animal Models for CDH6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CDH6:

miRNA for CDH6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CDH6

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for CDH6 Gene

Localization for CDH6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH6 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CDH6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CDH6 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 4
cytosol 3
mitochondrion 2
cytoskeleton 1
extracellular 1
golgi apparatus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CDH6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for CDH6 Gene

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Pathways by source for CDH6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CDH6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion TAS 7743525
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 CDH6 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for CDH6 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for CDH6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CDH6 Gene

Cadherin 6, type 2, K-cadherin (fetal kidney):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CDH6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for CDH6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CDH6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CDH6 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CDH6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (7.3) and Artery - Tibial (5.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CDH6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CDH6 Gene Hs.124776

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CDH6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in brain, cerebellum, and kidney. Lung, pancreas, and gastric mucosa show a weak expression. Also expressed in certain liver and kidney carcinomas
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Orthologs for CDH6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CDH6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CDH6 36
  • 98.44 (n)
  • 98.48 (a)
CDH6 37
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CDH6 36
  • 92.95 (n)
  • 97.59 (a)
CDH6 37
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CDH6 37
  • 86 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cdh6 36
  • 90.51 (n)
  • 97.09 (a)
Cdh6 16
Cdh6 37
  • 97 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CDH6 37
  • 95 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CDH6 37
  • 75 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cdh6 36
  • 89.52 (n)
  • 96.07 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CDH6 36
  • 80.8 (n)
  • 87.22 (a)
CDH6 37
  • 87 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CDH6 37
  • 85 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia cdh6-A 36
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cdh6 36
  • 74.28 (n)
  • 80.46 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CABZ01067945.1 37
  • 65 (a)
cdh10 37
  • 64 (a)
cdh6 36
  • 65.81 (n)
  • 66.24 (a)
cdh6 37
  • 65 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CDH6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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 CDH6 Gene

Gene Tree for CDH6 (if available)
Gene Tree for CDH6 (if available)

Paralogs for CDH6 Gene

Paralogs for CDH6 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for CDH6 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for CDH6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CDH6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs509963 -- 31,324,982(-) TTAAT(A/T)GAAAA utr-variant-3-prime
rs517167 -- 31,325,805(-) TACTT(A/C)ATCAT utr-variant-3-prime
rs545781 -- 31,326,681(-) AAAAA(A/T)TTTAA utr-variant-3-prime
rs626147 -- 31,322,373(+) TTTTA(C/G)ATGTG intron-variant
rs636712 -- 31,319,262(+) CTTTC(A/G)TTTCC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CDH6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830247 CNV Gain 17160897
dgv1788e1 CNV Complex 17122850

Relevant External Links for CDH6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

Disorders for CDH6 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for CDH6 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for CDH6 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
carcinoma renal cell 38.3 3

Relevant External Links for CDH6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH6 Gene

Publications for CDH6 Gene

  1. Isolation and sequence analysis of human cadherin-6 complementary DNA for the full coding sequence and its expression in human carcinoma cells. (PMID: 7743525) Shimoyama Y. … Hirohashi S. (Cancer Res. 1995) 2 3 4 23
  2. Diversity of the cadherin family: evidence for eight new cadherins in nervous tissue. (PMID: 2059658) Suzuki S. … Tanihara H. (Cell Regul. 1991) 3 4
  3. Mapping of a cadherin gene cluster to a region of chromosome 5 subject to frequent allelic loss in carcinoma. (PMID: 10191097) Chalmers I.J. … Atkinson M.J. (Genomics 1999) 2 3
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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