Aliases for POSTN Gene
External Ids for POSTN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for POSTN Gene
This gene encodes a secreted extracellular matrix protein that functions in tissue development and regeneration, including wound healing, and ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction. The encoded protein binds to integrins to support adhesion and migration of epithelial cells. This protein plays a role in cancer stem cell maintenance and metastasis. Mice lacking this gene exhibit cardiac valve disease, and skeletal and dental defects. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2015]
GeneCards Summary for POSTN Gene
POSTN (Periostin, Osteoblast Specific Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POSTN include poikiloderma with neutropenia and melorheostosis. GO annotations related to this gene include heparin binding and cell adhesion molecule binding. An important paralog of this gene is TGFBI.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POSTN Gene
Enhances incorporation of BMP1 in the fibronectin matrix of connective tissues, and subsequent proteolytic activation of lysyl oxidase LOX (By similarity). Induces cell attachment and spreading and plays a role in cell adhesion. May play a role in extracellular matrix mineralization.