Aliases for CD47 Gene
External Ids for CD47 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CD47 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD47 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane protein, which is involved in the increase in intracellular calcium concentration that occurs upon cell adhesion to extracellular matrix. The encoded protein is also a receptor for the C-terminal cell binding domain of thrombospondin, and it may play a role in membrane transport and signal transduction. This gene has broad tissue distribution, and is reduced in expression on Rh erythrocytes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CD47 Gene
CD47 (CD47 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD47 include Hereditary Spherocytosis and Neonatal Meningitis. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Cell junction organization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include thrombospondin receptor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CD47 Gene
Has a role in both cell adhesion by acting as an adhesion receptor for THBS1 on platelets, and in the modulation of integrins. Plays an important role in memory formation and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus (By similarity). Receptor for SIRPA, binding to which prevents maturation of immature dendritic cells and inhibits cytokine production by mature dendritic cells. Interaction with SIRPG mediates cell-cell adhesion, enhances superantigen-dependent T-cell-mediated proliferation and costimulates T-cell activation. May play a role in membrane transport and/or integrin dependent signal transduction. May prevent premature elimination of red blood cells. May be involved in membrane permeability changes induced following virus infection.