Aliases for CLDN4 Gene
External Ids for CLDN4 Gene
Previous Symbols for CLDN4 Gene
The protein encoded by this intronless gene belongs to the claudin family. Claudins are integral membrane proteins that are components of the epithelial cell tight junctions, which regulate movement of solutes and ions through the paracellular space. This protein is a high-affinity receptor for Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) and may play a role in internal organ development and function during pre- and postnatal life. This gene is deleted in Williams-Beuren syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting multiple systems. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CLDN4 Gene
CLDN4 (Claudin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLDN4 include ovarian cystadenoma and williams-beuren syndrome. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Cell junction organization. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLDN9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN4 Gene
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space.