External Ids for CLDN6 Gene
Tight junctions represent one mode of cell-to-cell adhesion in epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, forming continuous seals around cells and serving as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space. These junctions are comprised of sets of continuous networking strands in the outwardly facing cytoplasmic leaflet, with complementary grooves in the inwardly facing extracytoplasmic leaflet. This gene encodes a component of tight junction strands, which is a member of the claudin family. The protein is an integral membrane protein and is one of the entry cofactors for hepatitis C virus. The gene methylation may be involved in esophageal tumorigenesis. This gene is adjacent to another family member CLDN9 on chromosome 16.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CLDN6 Gene
CLDN6 (Claudin 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLDN6 include hepatitis c virus and hepatitis c. 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. An important paralog of this gene is CLDN9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN6 Gene
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space (By similarity). May act as a coreceptor for HCV entry into hepatic cells.