External Ids for BMP8A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP8A Gene
GeneCards Summary for BMP8A Gene
BMP8A (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 8a) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are NF-KappaB Family Pathway and NF-KappaB Family Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP8A Gene
Induces cartilage and bone formation. May be the osteoinductive factor responsible for the phenomenon of epithelial osteogenesis. Plays a role in calcium regulation and bone homeostasis (By similarity). Signaling protein involved in regulation of thermogenesis and energy balance. Proposed to increase the peripheral response of brown adipose tissue (BAT) to adrenergic stimulation while acting centrally in the hypothalamus to increase sympathetic output to BAT.