Aliases for TM4SF5 Gene
External Ids for TM4SF5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family. Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains. The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation, growth and motility. This encoded protein is a cell surface glycoprotein and is highly similar in sequence and structure to transmembrane 4 superfamily member 1. It may play a role in cell proliferation, and overexpression of this protein may be associated with the uncontrolled growth of tumour cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TM4SF5 Gene
TM4SF5 (Transmembrane 4 L Six Family Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TM4SF19.