|Epithelial cadherin complex with Ca+2 ions, 1q1p|
|Gene:||CDH1 (Mus musculus)|
Cadherins (CDH) are calcium-dependent adhesion proteins. They contain extracellular CDH repeats (EC1-EC5) which bind calcium ions. They are encoded by numerous genes numbered CDH1-CDH23. Some names of CDH indicate their locations: E-CDH (epithelial tissue), VE-CDH (vascular epithelial), T-CDH bound to membrane, N-CDH (neurons). The CDH superfamily contains protocadhedrins (Prot-CDH), desmogleins (Des-CDH) and more. Calcium ions are shown as a space filling objects.
3D Structures of Cadherin
Updated on 19-November-2014