Aliases for BMP3 Gene
External Ids for BMP3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP3 Gene
This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the 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 suppresses osteoblast differentiation, and negatively regulates bone density, by modulating TGF-beta receptor availability to other ligands. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for BMP3 Gene
BMP3 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP3 include Renal Artery Atheroma and Refractive Error. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and PEDF Induced Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include signaling receptor binding and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is GDF10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for BMP3 Gene
Negatively regulates bone density. Antagonizes the ability of certain osteogenic BMPs to induce osteoprogenitor differentitation and ossification.