Aliases for PTPRO Gene
External Ids for PTPRO Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PTPRO Gene
This gene encodes a member of the R3 subtype family of receptor-type protein tyrosine phosphatases. These proteins are localized to the apical surface of polarized cells and may have tissue-specific functions through activation of Src family kinases. This gene contains two distinct promoters, and alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed. The encoded proteins may have multiple isoform-specific and tissue-specific functions, including the regulation of osteoclast production and activity, inhibition of cell proliferation and facilitation of apoptosis. This gene is a candidate tumor suppressor, and decreased expression of this gene has been observed in several types of cancer. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]
GeneCards Summary for PTPRO Gene
PTPRO (Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Type O) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PTPRO include Nephrotic Syndrome, Type 6 and Genetic Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis FSGS and PAK Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and protein tyrosine phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PTPRJ.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PTPRO Gene
Possesses tyrosine phosphatase activity. Plays a role in regulating the glomerular pressure/filtration rate relationship through an effect on podocyte structure and function (By similarity).