Aliases for TSPAN3 Gene
External Ids for TSPAN3 Gene
Previous Symbols for TSPAN3 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. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene. Multiple alternative transcripts encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2009]
GeneCards Summary for TSPAN3 Gene
TSPAN3 (Tetraspanin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TSPAN7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TSPAN3 Gene
Regulates the proliferation and migration of oligodendrocytes, a process essential for normal myelination and repair.