Aliases for CDH5 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDH5 Gene
This gene encodes a classical cadherin of the cadherin superfamily. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature glycoprotein. This calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecule is comprised of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. Functioning as a classical cadherin by imparting to cells the ability to adhere in a homophilic manner, this protein plays a role in endothelial adherens junction assembly and maintenance. This gene is located in a gene cluster in a region on the long arm of chromosome 16 that is involved in loss of heterozygosity events in breast and prostate cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CDH5 Gene
CDH5 (Cadherin 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDH5 include Epithelioid Sarcoma and Periapical Granuloma. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Blood-Brain Barrier and Immune Cell Transmigration: VCAM-1/CD106 Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and ion channel binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH18.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CDH5 Gene
Cadherins are calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins (By similarity). They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types (PubMed:21269602). This cadherin may play a important role in endothelial cell biology through control of the cohesion and organization of the intercellular junctions (By similarity). It associates with alpha-catenin forming a link to the cytoskeleton (PubMed:10861224). Acts in concert with KRIT1 and MPP5 to establish and maintain correct endothelial cell polarity and vascular lumen (By similarity). These effects are mediated by recruitment and activation of the Par polarity complex and RAP1B (PubMed:20332120). Required for activation of PRKCZ and for the localization of phosphorylated PRKCZ, PARD3, TIAM1 and RAP1B to the cell junction (PubMed:20332120).