External Ids for PCDH18 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDH18 Gene
This gene belongs to the protocadherin gene family, a subfamily of the cadherin superfamily. This gene encodes a protein which contains 6 extracellular cadherin domains, a transmembrane domain and a cytoplasmic tail differing from those of the classical cadherins. Although its specific function is undetermined, the cadherin-related neuronal receptor is thought to play a role in the establishment and function of specific cell-cell connections in the brain. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCDH18 Gene
PCDH18 (Protocadherin 18) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCDH18 include patent foramen ovale. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDHGA5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDH18 Gene
Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein.