Aliases for CDH2 Gene
External Ids for CDH2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CDH2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH2 Gene
This gene encodes a classical cadherin and member of the cadherin superfamily. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes a preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate a calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecule and glycoprotein. This protein plays a role in the establishment of left-right asymmetry, development of the nervous system and the formation of cartilage and bone. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CDH2 Gene
CDH2 (Cadherin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDH2 include arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and pseudomyxoma peritonei. Among its related pathways are Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and protein phosphatase binding. An important paralog of this gene is DSG2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH2 Gene
Cadherins are calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types. Acts as a regulator of neural stem cells quiescence by mediating anchorage of neural stem cells to ependymocytes in the adult subependymal zone: upon cleavage by MMP24, CDH2-mediated anchorage is affected, leading to modulate neural stem cell quiescence. CDH2 may be involved in neuronal recognition mechanism. In hippocampal neurons, may regulate dendritic spine density (By similarity).