Aliases for JAM3 Gene
External Ids for JAM3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for JAM3 Gene
Tight junctions represent one mode of cell-to-cell adhesion in epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, forming continuous seals around cells and serving as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space. The protein encoded by this immunoglobulin superfamily gene member is localized in the tight junctions between high endothelial cells. Unlike other proteins in this family, the this protein is unable to adhere to leukocyte cell lines and only forms weak homotypic interactions. The encoded protein is a member of the junctional adhesion molecule protein family and acts as a receptor for another member of this family. A mutation in an intron of this gene is associated with hemorrhagic destruction of the brain, subependymal calcification, and congenital cataracts. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Apr 2011]
GeneCards Summary for JAM3 Gene
JAM3 (Junctional Adhesion Molecule 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with JAM3 include Hemorrhagic Destruction Of The Brain, Subependymal Calcification, And Cataracts and Jacobsen Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Insulin receptor recycling and Blood-Brain Barrier and Immune Cell Transmigration: Pathways Overview. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and integrin binding. An important paralog of this gene is F11R.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for JAM3 Gene
Junctional adhesion protein that mediates heterotypic cell-cell interactions with its cognate receptor JAM2 to regulate different cellular processes (PubMed:11590146, PubMed:11823489). Plays a role in homing and mobilization of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells within the bone marrow. At the surface of bone marrow stromal cells, it contributes to the retention of the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells expressing JAM3 (PubMed:11590146, PubMed:24357068). Plays a central role in leukocytes extravasation by facilitating transmigration through the endothelium (By similarity). Plays a role in spermatogenesis where JAM2 and JAM3, which are respectively expressed by Sertoli and germ cells, mediate an interaction between both cell types and play an essential role in the anchorage of germ cells onto Sertoli cells and the assembly of cell polarity complexes during spermatid differentiation (By similarity). Also functions as a counter-receptor for ITGAM, mediating leukocyte-platelet interactions and is involved in the regulation of transepithelial migration of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) (PubMed:12208882, PubMed:15194813). Plays a role in angiogenesis (PubMed:23255084). Plays a role in the regulation of cell migration (Probable). During myogenesis, it is involved in myocyte fusion (By similarity).
[Soluble form of JAM-C]: Promotes chemotaxis of vascular endothelial cells and stimulates angiogenesis.