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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NINJ2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the ninjurin (for nerve injury induced) family. It is a cell surface adhesion protein that is upregulated in Schwann cells surrounding the distal segment of injured nerve, and promotes neurite outgrowth, thus may have a role in nerve regeneration after nerve injury. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
GeneCards Summary for NINJ2 Gene
NINJ2 (Ninjurin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is NINJ1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NINJ2 Gene
Homophilic cell adhesion molecule that promotes axonal growth. May play a role in nerve regeneration and in the formation and function of other tissues.