Aliases for SPON2 Gene
External Ids for SPON2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPON2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for SPON2 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPON2 Gene
Cell adhesion protein that promotes adhesion and outgrowth of hippocampal embryonic neurons. Binds directly to bacteria and their components and functions as an opsonin for macrophage phagocytosis of bacteria. Essential in the initiation of the innate immune response and represents a unique pattern-recognition molecule in the ECM for microbial pathogens (By similarity). Binds bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS).