Official Full Name
bone morphogenetic protein 15
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein family which is part of the transforming;growth factor-beta superfamily. The transforming growth factor-beta superfamily includes large families of growth and;differentiation factors. It is thought that this protein may be involved in oocyte maturation and follicular;development as a homodimer or by forming heterodimers with a related protein, Gdf9. Defects in this gene are the cause;of ovarian dysgenesis 2.
BMP15; bone morphogenetic protein 15; GDF9B; BMP-15; GDF-9B; growth/differentiation factor 9B; ODG2; POF4; BMP-15/GDF-9B; growth differentiation factor-9B; bone morphogenetic protein 15 proprotein; fi35a05; wu:fi35a05