Aliases for UNC5C Gene
External Ids for UNC5C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UNC5C Gene
This gene product belongs to the UNC-5 family of netrin receptors. Netrins are secreted proteins that direct axon extension and cell migration during neural development. They are bifunctional proteins that act as attractants for some cell types and as repellents for others, and these opposite actions are thought to be mediated by two classes of receptors. The UNC-5 family of receptors mediate the repellent response to netrin; they are transmembrane proteins containing 2 immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domains and 2 type I thrombospondin motifs in the extracellular region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UNC5C Gene
UNC5C (Unc-5 Netrin Receptor C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UNC5C include Alzheimer Disease. Among its related pathways are Netrin Signaling and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include netrin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is UNC5B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for UNC5C Gene
Receptor for netrin required for axon guidance (By similarity). Mediates axon repulsion of neuronal growth cones in the developing nervous system upon ligand binding (By similarity). NTN1/Netrin-1 binding might cause dissociation of UNC5C from polymerized TUBB3 in microtubules and thereby lead to increased microtubule dynamics and axon repulsion (PubMed:28483977). Axon repulsion in growth cones may also be caused by its association with DCC that may trigger signaling for repulsion (By similarity). Might also collaborate with DSCAM in NTN1-mediated axon repulsion independently of DCC (By similarity). Also involved in corticospinal tract axon guidance independently of DCC (By similarity). Involved in dorsal root ganglion axon projection towards the spinal cord (PubMed:28483977). It also acts as a dependence receptor required for apoptosis induction when not associated with netrin ligand (By similarity).