Aliases for ADAM21 Gene
External Ids for ADAM21 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADAM21 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 expression is testis-specific. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]
GeneCards Summary for ADAM21 Gene
ADAM21 (ADAM Metallopeptidase Domain 21) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Reproduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity and metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADAM20.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ADAM21 Gene
May be involved in sperm maturation and/or fertilization. May also be involved in epithelia functions associated with establishing and maintaining gradients of ions or nutrients.