GDF7

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GDF7
Identifiers
Aliases GDF7, BMP12, growth differentiation factor 7
External IDs OMIM: 604651 MGI: 95690 HomoloGene: 32177 GeneCards: 151449
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_182828

NM_013527
NM_001312876

RefSeq (protein)

NP_878248.2

NP_001299805.1
NP_038555.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 2: 20.67 – 20.68 Mb Chr 12: 8.3 – 8.3 Mb
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Growth differentiation factor 7 (GDF7) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GDF7 gene.[3]

GDF7 belongs to the transforming growth factor beta superfamily that is specifically found in a signaling center known as the roof plate that is located in the developing nervous system of embryos. The roof plate is required for the generation of several classes of spinal cord dorsal interneurons; GDF7 specifically induces the formation of sensory neurons in the dorsal spinal cord from neural crest cells by generating signals within the roof plate.[3][4]

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  • Davila S, Froeling FE, Tan A, et al. (2010). "New genetic associations detected in a host response study to hepatitis B vaccine". Genes Immun. 11 (3): 232–8. doi:10.1038/gene.2010.1. PMID 20237496. 
  • Davidson AJ, Postlethwait JH, Yan YL, et al. (1999). "Isolation of zebrafish gdf7 and comparative genetic mapping of genes belonging to the growth/differentiation factor 5, 6, 7 subgroup of the TGF-beta superfamily". Genome Res. 9 (2): 121–9. doi:10.1101/gr.9.2.121. PMID 10022976. 
  • Butler SJ, Dodd J (2003). "A role for BMP heterodimers in roof plate-mediated repulsion of commissural axons". Neuron. 38 (3): 389–401. doi:10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00254-X. PMID 12741987. 
  • Mazerbourg S, Sangkuhl K, Luo CW, et al. (2005). "Identification of receptors and signaling pathways for orphan bone morphogenetic protein/growth differentiation factor ligands based on genomic analyses". J. Biol. Chem. 280 (37): 32122–32. doi:10.1074/jbc.M504629200. PMID 16049014.