Aliases for SORCS3 Gene
External Ids for SORCS3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SORCS3 Gene
This gene encodes a type-I receptor transmembrane protein that is a member of the vacuolar protein sorting 10 receptor family. Proteins of this family are defined by a vacuolar protein sorting 10 domain at the N-terminus. The N-terminal segment of this domain has a consensus motif for proprotein convertase processing, and the C-terminal segment of this domain is characterized by ten conserved cysteine residues. The vacuolar protein sorting 10 domain is followed by a leucine-rich segment, a transmembrane domain, and a short C-terminal cytoplasmic domain that interacts with adaptor molecules. The transcript is expressed at high levels in the brain, and candidate gene studies suggest that genetic variation in this gene is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Consistent with this observation, knockdown of the gene in cell culture results in an increase in amyloid precursor protein processing. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
GeneCards Summary for SORCS3 Gene
SORCS3 (Sortilin Related VPS10 Domain Containing Receptor 3) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include neuropeptide receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is SORCS1.