Bone morphogenetic protein 8A

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Bone morphogenetic protein 8a
Identifiers
Symbols BMP8A ; FLJ14351; FLJ45264
External IDs MGI104515 HomoloGene130471 GeneCards: BMP8A Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 353500 12163
Ensembl ENSG00000183682 ENSMUSG00000032726
UniProt Q7Z5Y6 P34821
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_181809 NM_001256019.1
RefSeq (protein) NP_861525 NP_001242948.1
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
39.96 – 39.99 Mb
Chr 4:
122.99 – 123.02 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Bone morphogenetic protein 8A (BMP8A) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the BMP8A gene.[1]

BMP8A is a polypeptide member of the TGFβ superfamily of proteins. It, like other bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), is involved in the development of bone and cartilage. BMP8A may be involved in epithelial osteogenesis. It also plays a role in bone homeostasis. It is a disulfide-linked homodimer.

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