Aliases for POSTN Gene
External Ids for POSTN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for POSTN Gene
GeneCards Summary for POSTN Gene
POSTN (Periostin, Osteoblast Specific Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POSTN include hypertensive nephropathy. GO annotations related to this gene include heparin 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.