Aliases for NINJ1 Gene
External Ids for NINJ1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NINJ1 Gene
The ninjurin protein is upregulated after nerve injury both in dorsal root ganglion neurons and in Schwann cells (Araki and Milbrandt, 1996 [PubMed 8780658]). It demonstrates properties of a homophilic adhesion molecule and promotes neurite outgrowth from primary cultured dorsal root ganglion neurons.[supplied by OMIM, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for NINJ1 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NINJ1 Gene
Homophilic cell adhesion molecule that promotes axonal growth. May play a role in nerve regeneration and in the formation and function of other tissues. Cell adhesion requires divalent cations.