Aliases for PCDH18 Gene
External Ids for PCDH18 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDH18 Gene
This gene belongs to the protocadherin gene family, a subfamily of the cadherin superfamily. This gene encodes a protein which contains 6 extracellular cadherin domains, a transmembrane domain and a cytoplasmic tail differing from those of the classical cadherins. Although its specific function is undetermined, the cadherin-related neuronal receptor is thought to play a role in the establishment and function of specific cell-cell connections in the brain. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCDH18 Gene
PCDH18 (Protocadherin 18) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCDH18 include Patent Foramen Ovale. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDH17.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PCDH18 Gene
Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein.