CDH3 (gene)

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Cadherin 3, type 1, P-cadherin (placental)
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
External IDs OMIM114021 MGI88356 HomoloGene20425 GeneCards: CDH3 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 1001 12560
Ensembl ENSG00000062038 ENSMUSG00000061048
UniProt P22223 P10287
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001793 NM_001037809
RefSeq (protein) NP_001784 NP_001032898
Location (UCSC) Chr 16:
68.64 – 68.72 Mb
Chr 8:
106.51 – 106.56 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Cadherin-3, also known as P-Cadherin, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CDH3 gene.[1][2]


This gene is a classical cadherin from the cadherin superfamily. The encoded protein is a calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion glycoprotein composed of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. This gene is located in a six-cadherin cluster in a region on the long arm of chromosome 16 that is involved in loss of heterozygosity events in breast and prostate cancer. In addition, aberrant expression of this protein is observed in cervical adenocarcinomas.

Clinical significance[edit]

Mutations in this gene have been associated with congential hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy.[2]


CDH3 (gene) has been shown to interact with:

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  1. ^ Kaupmann K, Becker-Follmann J, Scherer G, Jockusch H, Starzinski-Powitz A (Oct 1992). "The gene for the cell adhesion molecule M-cadherin maps to mouse chromosome 8 and human chromosome 16q24.1-qter and is near the E-cadherin (uvomorulin) locus in both species". Genomics 14 (2): 488–90. doi:10.1016/S0888-7543(05)80247-2. PMID 1427864. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: CDH3 cadherin 3, type 1, P-cadherin (placental)". 
  3. ^ a b c d Klingelhöfer J, Troyanovsky RB, Laur OY, Troyanovsky S (Aug 2000). "Amino-terminal domain of classic cadherins determines the specificity of the adhesive interactions". Journal of Cell Science. 113 ( Pt 16): 2829–36. PMID 10910767. 
  4. ^ a b Schmeiser K, Grand RJ (Apr 1999). "The fate of E- and P-cadherin during the early stages of apoptosis". Cell Death and Differentiation 6 (4): 377–86. doi:10.1038/sj.cdd.4400504. PMID 10381631. 
  5. ^ Lehtonen S, Lehtonen E, Kudlicka K, Holthöfer H, Farquhar MG (Sep 2004). "Nephrin forms a complex with adherens junction proteins and CASK in podocytes and in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells expressing nephrin". The American Journal of Pathology 165 (3): 923–36. doi:10.1016/S0002-9440(10)63354-8. PMC 1618613. PMID 15331416. 

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