Cadherins are calcium dependent cell adhesion proteins. They preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells; cadherins may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types. Interacts with PCDH8. Expressed mainly in brain but also found in other tissues. Expressed in neuroblasts. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cell adhesion; Membrane protein, integral; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 16q21
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; integral to membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: calcium ion binding
Biological Process: intercellular junction assembly and maintenance; ossification; corticospinal tract morphogenesis; cell adhesion; homophilic cell adhesion; skeletal development
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.