Aliases for LAMA5 Gene
External Ids for LAMA5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LAMA5 Gene
This gene encodes one of the vertebrate laminin alpha chains. Laminins, a family of extracellular matrix glycoproteins, are the major noncollagenous constituent of basement membranes. They have been implicated in a wide variety of biological processes including cell adhesion, differentiation, migration, signaling, neurite outgrowth and metastasis. Laminins are composed of 3 non identical chains: laminin alpha, beta and gamma (formerly A, B1, and B2, respectively) and they form a cruciform structure consisting of 3 short arms, each formed by a different chain, and a long arm composed of all 3 chains. Each laminin chain is a multidomain protein encoded by a distinct gene. The protein encoded by this gene is the alpha-5 subunit of of laminin-10 (laminin-511), laminin-11 (laminin-521) and laminin-15 (laminin-523). [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2013]
GeneCards Summary for LAMA5 Gene
LAMA5 (Laminin Subunit Alpha 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LAMA5 include Galloway-Mowat Syndrome and Spina Bifida Occulta. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis FSGS. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and integrin binding. An important paralog of this gene is LAMA3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LAMA5 Gene
Binding to cells via a high affinity receptor, laminin is thought to mediate the attachment, migration and organization of cells into tissues during embryonic development by interacting with other extracellular matrix components.