Aliases for TRO Gene
External Ids for TRO Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TRO Gene
This gene encodes a membrane protein that mediates cell adhesion between trophoblastic cells and the epithelial cells of the endometrium. The encoded protein participates in cell signalling during embryo implantation, and may also be involved in cancer formation. This gene is located near several other closely related genes on chromosome X. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2012]
GeneCards Summary for TRO Gene
TRO (Trophinin) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is MAGED2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TRO Gene
Could be involved with bystin and tastin in a cell adhesion molecule complex that mediates an initial attachment of the blastocyst to uterine epithelial cells at the time of the embryo implantation. Directly responsible for homophilic cell adhesion.