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cdh15

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Official Full Name
cadherin 15, type 1, M-cadherin (myotubule)
Background
This gene is a member of the cadherin superfamily of genes, encoding calcium-dependent intercellular adhesion glycoproteins. Cadherins consist of an extracellular domain containing 5 cadherin domains, a transmembrane region, and a conserved cytoplasmic domain. Transcripts from this particular cadherin are expressed in myoblasts and upregulated in myotubule-forming cells. The protein is thought to be essential for the control of morphogenetic processes, specifically myogenesis, and may provide a trigger for terminal muscle cell differentiation.
Synonyms
cadherin 15, type 1, M-cadherin (myotubule); CDH3; cadherin-15; cadherin-3; cadherin-14; CDHM; MCAD; MRD3; CDH14; CDH15; muscle-cadherin; OTTHUMP00000175347; M-cadherin; Muscle cadherin; cadherin 15, M cadherin (myotubule) , CDH3, CDH14; fb48f12; wu:fb48f12; M cadherin; cadherin 15, M-cadherin (myotubule)