Aliases for TSPAN16 Gene
External Ids for TSPAN16 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TSPAN16 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TSPAN16 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family. Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains. The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation, growth and motility. This encoded protein might couple to signal transduction pathways and possibly modulate cellular activation and adhesion in haemopoietic and neural tissue. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for TSPAN16 Gene
TSPAN16 (Tetraspanin 16) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TSPAN1.