Aliases for LSAMP Gene
External Ids for LSAMP Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LSAMP Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a neuronal surface glycoprotein found in cortical and subcortical regions of the limbic system. During development of the limbic system, this encoded protein is found on the surface of axonal membranes and growth cones, where it acts as a selective homophilic adhesion molecule, and guides the development of specific patterns of neuronal connections. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LSAMP Gene
LSAMP (Limbic System-Associated Membrane Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is NTM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LSAMP Gene
Mediates selective neuronal growth and axon targeting. Contributes to the guidance of developing axons and remodeling of mature circuits in the limbic system. Essential for normal growth of the hyppocampal mossy fiber projection (By similarity).