Aliases for PLXNB2 Gene
External Ids for PLXNB2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLXNB2 Gene
Members of the B class of plexins, such as PLXNB2 are transmembrane receptors that participate in axon guidance and cell migration in response to semaphorins (Perrot et al. (2002) [PubMed 12183458]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PLXNB2 Gene
PLXNB2 (Plexin B2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Axon guidance. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include semaphorin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is PLXNB1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLXNB2 Gene
Cell surface receptor for SEMA4C, SEMA4D and SEMA4G that plays an important role in cell-cell signaling. Binding to class 4 semaphorins promotes downstream activation of RHOA and phosphorylation of ERBB2 at Tyr-1248. Required for normal differentiation and migration of neuronal cells during brain corticogenesis and for normal embryonic brain development. Regulates the migration of cerebellar granule cells in the developing brain. Plays a role in RHOA activation and subsequent changes of the actin cytoskeleton. Plays a role in axon guidance, invasive growth and cell migration. May modulate the activity of RAC1 and CDC42. Down-regulates macrophage migration in wound-healing assays (in vitro) (By similarity).