Aliases for DAND5 Gene
External Ids for DAND5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DAND5 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the BMP (bone morphogenic protein) antagonist family. Like BMPs, BMP antagonists contain cystine knots and typically form homo- and heterodimers. The CAN (cerberus and dan) subfamily of BMP antagonists, to which this gene belongs, is characterized by a C-terminal cystine knot with an eight-membered ring. The antagonistic effect of the secreted protein encoded by this gene is likely due to its direct binding to BMP proteins. As an antagonist of BMP, this gene may play a role in regulating organogenesis, body patterning, and tissue differentiation. In mouse, this protein has been shown to bind Nodal and to inhibit the Nodal signaling pathway which patterns left/right body asymmetry. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DAND5 Gene
DAND5 (DAN Domain Family Member 5, BMP Antagonist) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DAND5 include morpheaform basal cell carcinoma and infiltrative basal cell carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include morphogen activity. An important paralog of this gene is CER1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DAND5 Gene
Seems to play a role in the correct specification of the left-right axis. May antagonize NODAL and BMP4 signaling. Cystine knot-containing proteins play important roles during development, organogenesis, tissue growth and differentiation (By similarity).