Aliases for ARTN Gene
External Ids for ARTN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARTN Gene
This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) subfamily and TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer. This protein signals through the RET receptor and GFR alpha 3 coreceptor, and supports the survival of a number of peripheral neuron populations and at least one population of dopaminergic CNS neurons. This protein has also been shown to promote tumor growth, metastasis, and drug resistance in mammary carcinoma. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]
GeneCards Summary for ARTN Gene
ARTN (Artemin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARTN include Hirschsprung Disease 1 and Supratentorial Cancer. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include signaling receptor binding and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is NRTN.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARTN Gene
Ligand for the GFR-alpha-3-RET receptor complex but can also activate the GFR-alpha-1-RET receptor complex. Supports the survival of sensory and sympathetic peripheral neurons in culture and also supports the survival of dopaminergic neurons of the ventral mid-brain. Strong attractant of gut hematopoietic cells thus promoting the formation Peyer's patch-like structures, a major component of the gut-associated lymphoid tissue.