Aliases for ADAM29 Gene
External Ids for ADAM29 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADAM29 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 protein encoded by this gene is highly expressed in testis and may be involved in human spermatogenesis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ADAM29 Gene
ADAM29 (ADAM Metallopeptidase Domain 29) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ADAM29 include Melanoma. 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 ADAM29 Gene
May be involved in spermatogenesis and fertilization. Seems to be a non catalytic metalloprotease-like protein.