Aliases for OLFML3 Gene
External Ids for OLFML3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OLFML3 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the olfactomedin-like gene family which also includes genes encoding noelin, tiarin, myocilin, amassin, optimedin, photomedin, and latrophilin. The encoded protein is a secreted extracellular matrix glycoprotein with a C-terminal olfactomedin domain that facilitates protein-protein interactions, cell adhesion, and intercellular interactions. It serves as both a scaffold protein that recruits bone morphogenetic protein 1 to its substrate chordin, and as a vascular tissue remodeler with pro-angiogenic properties. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2017]
GeneCards Summary for OLFML3 Gene
OLFML3 (Olfactomedin Like 3) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is OLFML1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for OLFML3 Gene
Secreted scaffold protein that plays an essential role in dorsoventral patterning during early development. Stabilizes axial formation by restricting chordin (CHRD) activity on the dorsal side. Acts by facilitating the association between the tolloid proteases and their substrate chordin (CHRD), leading to enhance chordin (CHRD) degradation (By similarity). May have matrix-related function involved in placental and embryonic development, or play a similar role in other physiological processes.