Aliases for GDF15 Gene
External Ids for GDF15 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GDF15 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. The protein is expressed in a broad range of cell types, acts as a pleiotropic cytokine and is involved in the stress response program of cells after cellular injury. Increased protein levels are associated with disease states such as tissue hypoxia, inflammation, acute injury and oxidative stress. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]
GeneCards Summary for GDF15 Gene
GDF15 (Growth Differentiation Factor 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GDF15 include Pulmonary Systemic Sclerosis and Oral Cavity Cancer. Among its related pathways are p70S6K Signaling and TGF-beta Signaling Pathway (sino). GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is GDF9.