Aliases for CLDN20 Gene
External Ids for CLDN20 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLDN20 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the claudin family. Claudins are integral membrane proteins and components of tight junction strands. Tight junction strands serve as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space between epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, and also play critical roles in maintaining cell polarity and signal transductions. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CLDN20 Gene
CLDN20 (Claudin 20) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Blood-Brain Barrier and Immune Cell Transmigration: Pathways Overview. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLDN14.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CLDN20 Gene
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.