Aliases for NODAL Gene
External Ids for NODAL Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the TGF-beta superfamily. Studies of the mouse counterpart suggested that this gene may be essential for mesoderm formation and subsequent organization of axial structures in early embryonic development. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NODAL Gene
NODAL (Nodal Growth Differentiation Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NODAL include heterotaxy, visceral, 5 and situs inversus. Among its related pathways are L1CAM interactions and Cardiac Progenitor Differentiation. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and receptor agonist activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP15.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NODAL Gene
Essential for mesoderm formation and axial patterning during embryonic development.