dachsous cadherin-related 1
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene is a member of the cadherin superfamily whose members encode calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecules. The encoded protein has a signal peptide, 27 cadherin repeat domains and a unique cytoplasmic region. This particular cadherin family member is expressed in fibroblasts but not in melanocytes or keratinocytes. The cell-cell adhesion of fibroblasts is thought to be necessary for wound healing. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein. Mediates functions in neuroprogenitor cell proliferation and differentiation. In the heart, has a critical role for proper morphogenesis of the mitral valve, acting in the regulation of cell migration involved in valve formation (PubMed:26258302).
From NCBI Gene:
- Van Maldergem Wetzburger Verloes syndrome
- Mitral valve prolapse 2
Mitral valve prolapse 2 (MVP2): A form of mitral valve prolapse, a valvular hearth disease characterized by abnormally elongated and thickened mitral valve leaflets, that typically show myxomatous degeneration with increased leaflet compliance. It is associated with mitral regurgitation. Myxomatous mitral valves have an abnormal layered architecture characterized by loose collagen in fibrosa, expanded spongiosa strongly positive for proteoglycans, and disrupted elastin in atrialis. In classic mitral valve prolapse, leaflets are at least 5 mm thick, whereas in the non-classic form, they are less than 5 mm thick. Severe classic mitral valve prolapse is strongly associated with arrhythmias, endocarditis, heart failure, and need for valve surgery. [MIM:607829]
Van Maldergem syndrome 1 (VMLDS1): An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by intellectual disability, typical craniofacial features, auditory malformations resulting in hearing loss, and skeletal and limb malformations. Some patients have renal hypoplasia. Brain MRI typically shows periventricular nodular heterotopia. [MIM:601390]