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Aliases for CDH8 Gene

Aliases for CDH8 Gene

  • Cadherin 8, Type 2 2 3
  • Cadherin-8 3
  • Nbla04261 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH8 Gene

  • GC16M052117
  • GC16M061772
  • GC16M061421
  • GC16M061462
  • GC16M060244
  • GC16M047556

Summaries for CDH8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CDH8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a type II classical cadherin from the cadherin superfamily, integral membrane proteins that mediate calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion. Mature cadherin proteins are composed of a large N-terminal extracellular domain, a single membrane-spanning domain, and a small, highly conserved C-terminal cytoplasmic domain. The extracellular domain consists of 5 subdomains, each containing a cadherin motif, and appears to determine the specificity of the protein's homophilic cell adhesion activity. Type II (atypical) cadherins are defined based on their lack of a HAV cell adhesion recognition sequence specific to type I cadherins. This particular cadherin is expressed in brain and is putatively involved in synaptic adhesion, axon outgrowth and guidance. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CDH8 Gene

CDH8 (Cadherin 8, Type 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDH8 include learning disability. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH19.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH8 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

Gene Wiki entry for CDH8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CDH8 Gene

Genomics for CDH8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CDH8 Gene

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Genomic Location for CDH8 Gene

61,647,242 bp from pter
62,037,035 bp from pter
389,794 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CDH8 Gene

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Genomic Location for CDH8 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CDH8 Gene

Proteins for CDH8 Gene

  • Protein details for CDH8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KWC1
    • Q14DC6
    • Q9ULB2

    Protein attributes for CDH8 Gene

    799 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    88253 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAA35628.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for CDH8 Gene

Proteomics data for CDH8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CDH8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn33, Asn57, Asn188, Asn463, Asn473, and Asn544
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

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Domains for CDH8 Gene

Gene Families for CDH8 Gene

  • MCDH :Cadherins / Major cadherins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CDH8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P55286
  • Three calcium ions are usually bound at the interface of each cadherin domain and rigidify the connections, imparting a strong curvature to the full-length ectodomain.
  • Contains 5 cadherin domains.
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Function for CDH8 Gene

Molecular function for CDH8 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: cadherin chicken cadherin 8,transmembrane glycoprotein component of adherens junction,expressed in brain,putatively involved in synaptic adhesion,axon outgrowth and guidance
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: 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

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CDH8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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Localization for CDH8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH8 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CDH8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CDH8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
extracellular 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CDH8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0043083 synaptic cleft IEA --
GO:0043679 axon terminus IEA --
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Pathways for CDH8 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CDH8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion TAS 2059658
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
GO:0007268 synaptic transmission --
GO:0009409 response to cold IEA --
GO:0034329 cell junction assembly TAS --
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Compounds for CDH8 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for CDH8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for CDH8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CDH8 Gene

Cadherin 8, type 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CDH8 Gene

No ASD Table

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Expression for CDH8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CDH8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CDH8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (6.5), Brain - Cortex (5.4), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (5.3), Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (5.3), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (5.2), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (5.0), and Brain - Hippocampus (4.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CDH8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CDH8 Gene Hs.368322

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CDH8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Mainly expressed in brain. Found in certain nerve cell lines, such as retinoblasts, glioma cells and neuroblasts
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Orthologs for CDH8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CDH8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CDH8 35
  • 99.71 (n)
  • 100 (a)
CDH8 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 74 (a)
CDH8 36
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CDH8 35
  • 85.77 (n)
  • 92.49 (a)
CDH8 36
  • 92 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cdh8 35
  • 91.36 (n)
  • 97 (a)
Cdh8 16
Cdh8 36
  • 97 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CDH8 36
  • 96 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CDH8 36
  • 94 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cdh8 35
  • 91.2 (n)
  • 97.5 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CDH8 35
  • 82.77 (n)
  • 90.74 (a)
CDH8 36
  • 91 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CDH8 36
  • 82 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cdh8 35
  • 77.81 (n)
  • 85.48 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cdh8 35
  • 69.25 (n)
  • 77.78 (a)
CDH8 36
  • 78 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CDH8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for CDH8 Gene

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Paralogs for CDH8 Gene

Paralogs for CDH8 Gene

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Variants for CDH8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CDH8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs716776 -- 61,820,046(+) GCTGT(A/G)CAGAA intron-variant
rs721468 -- 61,763,926(+) AATAA(C/T)AGTTA intron-variant
rs747928 -- 61,697,907(-) CATGA(A/G)CCTGT intron-variant
rs747929 -- 61,697,579(-) GAGGT(A/G)GAGCT intron-variant
rs925326 -- 61,908,103(-) GATCA(A/G)TATAT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CDH8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv906756 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833256 CNV Gain 17160897
esv2665598 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv817733 CNV Gain 17921354
nsv507822 CNV Insertion 20534489
nsv906758 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2662954 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2714611 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2353108 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2677187 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2714612 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2714613 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv457500 CNV Loss 19166990
esv2593208 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv1995444 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv5221 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2714614 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2658938 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv103700 CNV Loss 16902084
esv6216 CNV Loss 19470904
nsv827699 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv827700 CNV Loss 20364138

Relevant External Links for CDH8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH8 Gene

Disorders for CDH8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (1) Diseases for CDH8 Gene including...

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for CDH8 Gene

Relevant External Links for CDH8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDH8 Gene

Publications for CDH8 Gene

  1. Diversity of the cadherin family: evidence for eight new cadherins in nervous tissue. (PMID: 2059658) Suzuki S. … Tanihara H. (Cell Regul. 1991) 2 3 4
  2. Localization of human cadherin genes to chromosome regions exhibiting cancer-related loss of heterozygosity. (PMID: 9615235) Kremmidiotis G. … Callen D.F. (Genomics 1998) 2 3
  3. Identification of three human type-II classic cadherins and frequent heterophilic interactions between different subclasses of type-II classic cadherins. (PMID: 10861224) Shimoyama Y. … Natori M. (Biochem. J. 2000) 3 4
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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