External Ids for CLDN23 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLDN23 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the claudin family. Claudins are integral membrane proteins and components of tight junction strands. Tight junction strands serve as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space between epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, and also play critical roles in maintaining cell polarity and signal transductions. This gene is expressed in germinal center B-cells, placenta and stomach as well as in colon tumor. This gene is down-regulated in intestinal type gastric cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CLDN23 Gene
CLDN23 (Claudin 23) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Cell junction organization. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and structural molecule activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN23 Gene
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.