Cadherin

Calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They are important in the formation of ADHERENS JUNCTIONS between cells. Cadherins are classified by their distinct immunological and tissue specificities, either by letters (E- for epithelial, N- for neural, and P- for placental cadherins) or by numbers (cadherin-12 or N-cadherin 2 for brain-cadherin). Cadherins promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism as in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body. (mesh:D015820)

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Synonyms

Synonym Reference Specificity
cadherin Exact

Incoming Relations

Identifier Name Relation
HGNC:1760 CDH20 isa
HGNC:1755 CDH16 isa
HGNC:1748 CDH1 isa
HGNC:1758 CDH19 isa
HGNC:1763 CDH4 isa
HGNC:1766 CDH7 isa
HGNC:1765 CDH6 isa
HGNC:1757 CDH18 isa
HGNC:1762 CDH3 isa
HGNC:1754 CDH15 isa
HGNC:1764 CDH5 isa
HGNC:1767 CDH8 isa
HGNC:1756 CDH17 isa
HGNC:1750 CDH11 isa
HGNC:1759 CDH2 isa
HGNC:1749 CDH10 isa
HGNC:1751 CDH12 isa
HGNC:13251 CDH22 isa
HGNC:14265 CDH24 isa
HGNC:1753 CDH13 isa
HGNC:1768 CDH9 isa

Outgoing Relations

None available.