PCDH1

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Protocadherin 1
Identifiers
Symbols PCDH1 ; PC42; PCDH42
External IDs OMIM603626 MGI104692 HomoloGene12613 GeneCards: PCDH1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 5097 75599
Ensembl ENSG00000156453 ENSMUSG00000051375
UniProt Q08174 Q8CFX3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001278613 NM_029357
RefSeq (protein) NP_001265542 NP_083633
Location (UCSC) Chr 5:
141.23 – 141.26 Mb
Chr 18:
38.19 – 38.21 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Protocadherin-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PCDH1 gene.[1][2]

This gene belongs to the protocadherin subfamily within the cadherin superfamily. The encoded protein is a membrane protein found at cell-cell boundaries. It is involved in neural cell adhesion, suggesting a possible role in neuronal development. The protein includes an extracellular region, containing 7 cadherin-like domains, a transmembrane region and a C-terminal cytoplasmic region. Cells expressing the protein showed cell aggregation activity. Alternative splicing occurs in this gene.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sano K, Tanihara H, Heimark RL, Obata S, Davidson M, St John T, Taketani S, Suzuki S (Jul 1993). "Protocadherins: a large family of cadherin-related molecules in central nervous system". EMBO J 12 (6): 2249–56. PMC 413453. PMID 8508762. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: PCDH1 protocadherin 1". 

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