Aliases for CDH1 Gene
External Ids for CDH1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CDH1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH1 Gene
This gene encodes a classical cadherin of the cadherin superfamily. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to generate the mature glycoprotein. This calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion protein is comprised of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. Mutations in this gene are correlated with gastric, breast, colorectal, thyroid and ovarian cancer. Loss of function of this gene is thought to contribute to cancer progression by increasing proliferation, invasion, and/or metastasis. The ectodomain of this protein mediates bacterial adhesion to mammalian cells and the cytoplasmic domain is required for internalization. This gene is present in a gene cluster with other members of the cadherin family on chromosome 16. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CDH1 Gene
CDH1 (Cadherin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDH1 include gastric cancer risk after h. pylori infection and endometrial cancer. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. 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 CDH1 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. CDH1 is involved in mechanisms regulating cell-cell adhesions, mobility and proliferation of epithelial cells. Has a potent invasive suppressor role. It is a ligand for integrin alpha-E/beta-7.
E-Cad/CTF2 promotes non-amyloidogenic degradation of Abeta precursors. Has a strong inhibitory effect on APP C99 and C83 production.