External Ids for GDF7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GDF7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family. BMPs belong to the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of secreted signalling molecules that regulate diverse processes in growth, repair and embryonic development. In mouse, this gene functions as an inductive signal from the roof plate required for the specification of neuronal identity in the dorsal spinal cord. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GDF7 Gene
GDF7 (Growth Differentiation Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Axon guidance and TGF-beta signaling pathway (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF7 Gene
May play an active role in the motor area of the primate neocortex.