Aliases for GDF10 Gene
External Ids for GDF10 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GDF10 Gene
This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer. This promotes neural repair after stroke. Additionally, this protein may act as a tumor suppressor and reduced expression of this gene is associated with oral cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for GDF10 Gene
GDF10 (Growth Differentiation Factor 10) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are GPCR Pathway and Phospholipase-C Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is BMP3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF10 Gene
Growth factor involved in osteogenesis and adipogenesis. Plays an inhibitory role in the process of osteoblast differentiation via SMAD2/3 pathway. Plays an inhibitory role in the process of adipogenesis.