Aliases for HEPACAM Gene
External Ids for HEPACAM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HEPACAM Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a single-pass type I membrane protein that localizes to the cytoplasmic side of the cell membrane. The encoded protein acts as a homodimer and is involved in cell motility and cell-matrix interactions. The expression of this gene is downregulated or undetectable in many cancer cell lines, so this may be a tumor suppressor gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]
GeneCards Summary for HEPACAM Gene
HEPACAM (Hepatic And Glial Cell Adhesion Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HEPACAM include hepacam-related megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts and megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts 2a. An important paralog of this gene is HEPACAM2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HEPACAM Gene
Involved in regulating cell motility and cell-matrix interactions. May inhibit cell growth through suppression of cell proliferation.