Aliases for NOTCH4 Gene
External Ids for NOTCH4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NOTCH4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NOTCH4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Notch family. Members of this Type 1 transmembrane protein family share structural characteristics including an extracellular domain consisting of multiple epidermal growth factor-like (EGF) repeats, and an intracellular domain consisting of multiple, different domain types. Notch family members play a role in a variety of developmental processes by controlling cell fate decisions. The Notch signaling network is an evolutionarily conserved intercellular signaling pathway which regulates interactions between physically adjacent cells. In Drosophilia, notch interaction with its cell-bound ligands (delta, serrate) establishes an intercellular signaling pathway that plays a key role in development. Homologues of the notch-ligands have also been identified in human, but precise interactions between these ligands and the human notch homologues remain to be determined. This protein is cleaved in the trans-Golgi network, and presented on the cell surface as a heterodimer. This protein functions as a receptor for membrane bound ligands, and may play a role in vascular, renal and hepatic development. This gene may be associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia in a small portion of cases. An alternative splice variant has been described but its biological nature has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NOTCH4 Gene
NOTCH4 (Notch 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NOTCH4 include pseudobulbar palsy and chorioretinal scar. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and PAK Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is NOTCH2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NOTCH4 Gene
Functions as a receptor for membrane-bound ligands Jagged1, Jagged2 and Delta1 to regulate cell-fate determination. Upon ligand activation through the released notch intracellular domain (NICD) it forms a transcriptional activator complex with RBPJ/RBPSUH and activates genes of the enhancer of split locus. Affects the implementation of differentiation, proliferation and apoptotic programs. May regulate branching morphogenesis in the developing vascular system (By similarity).