Aliases for ADAMTS12 Gene
External Ids for ADAMTS12 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) protein family. Members of the family share several distinct protein modules, including a propeptide region, a metalloproteinase domain, a disintegrin-like domain, and a thrombospondin type 1 (TS-1) motif. Individual members of this family differ in the number of C-terminal TS-1 motifs, and some have unique C-terminal domains. The enzyme encoded by this gene contains eight TS-1 motifs. It may play roles in pulmonary cells during fetal development or in tumor processes through its proteolytic activity or as a molecule potentially involved in regulation of cell adhesion. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ADAMTS12 Gene
ADAMTS12 (ADAM Metallopeptidase With Thrombospondin Type 1 Motif, 12) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADAMTSL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ADAMTS12 Gene
Metalloprotease that may play a role in the degradation of COMP. Cleaves also alpha-2 macroglobulin and aggregan. Has anti-tumorigenic properties.