Aliases for PCDH11Y Gene
External Ids for PCDH11Y Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PCDH11Y Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDH11Y Gene
This gene belongs to the protocadherin family, a subfamily of the cadherin superfamily. The encoded protein consists of an extracellular domain containing seven cadherin repeats, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic tail that differs from those of the classical cadherins. This gene is located on the Y chromosome in a block of X/Y homology and is very closely related to its paralog on the X chromosome. The protein is thought to play a role in cell-cell recognition during development of the central nervous system. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for PCDH11Y Gene
PCDH11Y (Protocadherin 11 Y-Linked) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDH11X.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PCDH11Y Gene
Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein.