Aliases for PCDH9 Gene
External Ids for PCDH9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDH9 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the protocadherin family, and cadherin superfamily, of transmembrane proteins containing cadherin domains. These proteins mediate cell adhesion in neural tissues in the presence of calcium. The encoded protein may be involved in signaling at neuronal synaptic junctions. Sharing a characteristic with other protocadherin genes, this gene has a notably large exon that encodes multiple cadherin domains and a transmembrane region. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PCDH9 Gene
PCDH9 (Protocadherin 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCDH9 include Auditory Neuropathy, Autosomal Dominant, 1 and Chromosome 9P Deletion Syndrome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDH1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PCDH9 Gene
Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein.