The protein encoded by this gene is a type II transmembrane protein that is similar to two families of cell adhesion molecules, the protocadherins and ependymins. This protein may play a role in calcium-dependent cell adhesion. This protein is glycosylated, and the orthologous mouse protein is localized to the lysosome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A related pseudogene has been identified on chromosome 8.
EPDR1; ependymin related protein 1 (zebrafish); mammalian ependymin-related protein 1; EPDR; MERP 1; MERP1; UCC1; Mammalian ependymin related protein 1; Upregulated in colorectal cancer gene 1; OTTHUMP00000128380; upregulated in colorectal cancer gene 1 protein; MERP-1; ependymin related 1; zgc:92674; ependymin related protein 1