This gene encodes a cytoplasmic protein that contains epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like repeats. The encoded heterotrimeric protein may be involved in cell growth regulation and differentiation. A similar protein in rodents is involved in craniosynostosis. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
NELL1; NEL-like 1 (chicken); nel (chicken) like 1; protein kinase C-binding protein NELL1; FLJ45906; IDH3GL; NEL like protein 1; Nel related protein 1; NEL-like protein 1; Nel-related protein 1; NELL1_HUMAN; Neural epidermal growth factor like 1; NRP1; Protein kinase C binding protein NELL1; OTTHUMP00000231785; OTTHUMP00000231786; OTTHUMP00000231787; neural epidermal growth factor-like 1