Aliases for CCN5 Gene
External Ids for CCN5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CCN5 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the WNT1 inducible signaling pathway (WISP) protein subfamily, which belongs to the connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) family. WNT1 is a member of a family of cysteine-rich, glycosylated signaling proteins that mediate diverse developmental processes. The CTGF family members are characterized by four conserved cysteine-rich domains: insulin-like growth factor-binding domain, von Willebrand factor type C module, thrombospondin domain and C-terminal cystine knot-like (CT) domain. The encoded protein lacks the CT domain which is implicated in dimerization and heparin binding. It is 72% identical to the mouse protein at the amino acid level. This gene may be downstream in the WNT1 signaling pathway that is relevant to malignant transformation. Its expression in colon tumors is reduced while the other two WISP members are overexpressed in colon tumors. It is expressed at high levels in bone tissue, and may play an important role in modulating bone turnover. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CCN5 Gene
CCN5 (Cellular Communication Network Factor 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CCN5 include Wilms Tumor 5 and Bladder Papillary Transitional Cell Neoplasm. An important paralog of this gene is CCN2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CCN5 Gene
May play an important role in modulating bone turnover. Promotes the adhesion of osteoblast cells and inhibits the binding of fibrinogen to integrin receptors. In addition, inhibits osteocalcin production.