Aliases for GDF3 Gene
External Ids for GDF3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GDF3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family and the TGF-beta superfamily. This group of proteins is characterized by a polybasic proteolytic processing site which is cleaved to produce a mature protein containing seven conserved cysteine residues. The members of this family are regulators of cell growth and differentiation in both embryonic and adult tissues. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GDF3 Gene
GDF3 (Growth Differentiation Factor 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GDF3 include klippel-feil syndrome 3, autosomal dominant and microphthalmia, isolated 7. Among its related pathways are TGF-beta Signaling Pathway (sino). GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.