BMP7 gene

bone morphogenetic protein 7

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer, which plays a role in bone, kidney and brown adipose tissue development. Additionally, this protein induces ectopic bone formation and may promote fracture healing in human patients. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

From UniProt:

Induces cartilage and bone formation. May be the osteoinductive factor responsible for the phenomenon of epithelial osteogenesis. Plays a role in calcium regulation and bone homeostasis.

Cytogenetic Location: 20q13.31, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 20 at position 13.31

Molecular Location: base pairs 57,168,753 to 57,266,651 on chromosome 20 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 109, GRCh38.p12) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 20q13.31, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 20 at position 13.31