Aliases for NODAL Gene
External Ids for NODAL Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 Ca-dependent events and L1CAM interactions. 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.