Aliases for ADAM20 Gene
External Ids for ADAM20 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADAM20 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. The expression of this gene is testis-specific. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ADAM20 Gene
ADAM20 (ADAM Metallopeptidase Domain 20) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Fertilization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity and metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADAM21.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ADAM20 Gene
May be involved in sperm maturation and/or fertilization.