Aliases for SEMA5B Gene
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Previous Symbols for SEMA5B Gene
This gene encodes a member of the semaphorin protein family which regulates axon growth during development of the nervous system. The encoded protein has a characteristic Sema domain near the N-terminus, through which semaphorins bind to plexin, and five thrombospondin type 1 repeats in the C-terminal region of the protein. The protein product may be cleaved and exist as a secreted molecule (PMID: 19463192). Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SEMA5B Gene
SEMA5B (Sema Domain, Seven Thrombospondin Repeats (Type 1 And Type 1-Like), Transmembrane Domain (TM) And Short Cytoplasmic Domain, (Semaphorin) 5B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Axon guidance. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is SEMA6C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SEMA5B Gene
May act as positive axonal guidance cues.