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Symbol CDH6 contributors: mct - updated : 30-01-2017
HGNC name cadherin 6, type 2, K-cadherin (fetal kidney)
HGNC id 1765
Location 5p13.3      Physical location : 31.193.795 - 31.325.237
Synonym name
  • cadherin, fetal kidney
  • kidney cadherin
  • Synonym symbol(s) KCAD, CAD6b, CAD, K-CAD
    TYPE functioning gene
    SPECIAL FEATURE head to head
    STRUCTURE 135.49 kb     12 Exon(s)
    10 Kb 5' upstream gene genomic sequence study
    MAPPING cloned Y linked N status confirmed
    Physical map
    CDH9 5p14 cadherin 9, type 2 (T1-cadherin) LOC391773 5 similar to Striatin PGBD3P2 5p13.3 piggyBac transposable element derived 3 pseudogene 2 HPRTP2 5p14-p13.3 hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase pseudogene 2 LOC391774 5 similar to hypothetical protein CDH6 5p15.32-p14.2 cadherin 6, type 2, K-cadherin (fetal kidney) RNASE3L 5p15.1 cadherin 6, type 2, K-cadherin (fetal kidney) FLJ11193 5p13.3 hypothetical protein FLJ11193 PDZK3 5p13.2 PDZ domain containing 3 GOLPH3 5p14.1 golgi phosphoprotein 3 (coat-protein) LOC202122 5p13.3 similar to ribosomal protein L27 PIP3AP 5p15.33 phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate associated protein ZFR 5p13.2 zinc finger RNA binding protein LOC391775 5 similar to Chromosome 1 open reading frame 37 PC4 5p13.3 activated RNA polymerase II transcription cofactor 4 NPR3 5p14-p13 natriuretic peptide receptor C/guanylate cyclase C (atrionatriuretic peptide receptor C) FLJ14054 5p13.3 hypothetical protein FLJ14054 LOC389278 5 similar to 40S ribosomal protein S8 TARS 5p13.3-p13.2 threonyl-tRNA synthetase LOC389279 5 similar to RPE-spondin LOC391776 5 similar to Probable mitochondrial import receptor subunit TOM40 homolog (Translocase of outer membrane 40 kDa subunit homolog) (Haymaker protein) (p38.5) ADAMTS12 5q35 a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease (reprolysin type) with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 12 SALPR 5p15.1-p14 G-protein coupled receptor SALPR MATP 5p13.3 membrane associated transporter protein AMACR 5p13.3-p12 alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase C1QTNF3 5p13-p12 C1q and tumor necrosis factor related protein 3 LOC389280 5 similar to SMA3 protein LOC389281 5 similar to bA110H4.2 (similar to membrane protein) RAI14 5p13.3-p13.2 retinoic acid induced 14 FLJ25439 5p13.3 hypothetical protein FLJ25439 RAD1 5p13.3-p13.2 RAD1 homolog (S. pombe) BRIX 5p13.3 BRIX LOC134218 5p13.3 hypothetical protein LOC134218 AGXT2 5p13 alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase 2 PRLR 5p14-p13.3 prolactin receptor
    TRANSCRIPTS type messenger
    identificationnb exonstypebpproduct
    ProteinkDaAAspecific expressionYearPubmed
    12 - 8571 - 790 - -
    Type widely
       expressed in (based on citations)
    SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Reproductivefemale systemoviduct  highly Homo sapiens
     male systemtestis  highly
    Urinarykidney   highly
    Visualeyeretina    Homo sapiensFetal
    SystemCellPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Blood/Hematopoieticplatelet Homo sapiens
    Visualganglion cell Homo sapiensFetal
    cell lineage
    cell lines
    at STAGE
    physiological period fetal, pregnancy
    Text kidney
  • a N terminal hydrophobic domain
  • five extracellular cadherin repeats with four cysteines in the most proximal (MPED)
  • a transmembrane segment
  • a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail required for interactions
  • conjugated GlycoP
    interspecies homolog to rattus Cdh6 (96.07 pc)
    homolog to murine Cdh6 (95.32 pc)
    FAMILY cadherin superfamily of calcium dependent cell-cell adhesion glycoproteins
    CATEGORY adhesion
        plasma membrane,junction,tight
    basic FUNCTION
  • transmembrane glycoprotein, calcium dependent component of adherens junction that may thus contribute to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types
  • induces BMP signaling and de-epithelialization during the epithelial mesenchymal transition of the neural crest
  • functions as an inhibitor of tubulogenesis, whereas CDH1 is required for lumen formation
  • promote mammalian CNS circuit development by ensuring that axons of specific cell types connect to their appropriate synaptic targets
  • has a functional role in platelet aggregation and thrombus formation
  • is a potential regulator of invasiveness in thyroid tumors
  • is proteolytically processed during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions of the cranial neural crest
  • involved in cell-cell or cell-extracellular matrix interactions
  • is required for accumulation of F-actin in apical neural crest cells (NCCs) tails during detachment
  • is likely an important determinant of where subcellular actomyosin forces are generated during EMT
  • is necessary for the generation of ISL1-positive dorsal interneurons, as well as the initiation of pre-migratory neural crest cell emigration
  • is removed from premigratory neural crest cells through cell surface internalization events that include clathrin-mediated endocytosis and macropinocytosis
  • is a type 2 cadherin, which drives EMT during embryonic development and it is aberrantly re-activated in cancer
    a component
    small molecule
  • hemophilic,calcium dependent interactions
  • interacting by its C terminus with the cytoskeleton via beta-catenin
  • modulation of CDH6 is crucial for proper neural crest cell EMT
  • is expressed in the oviduct, but not the ovary, and is repressed by mutant TP53
  • cell & other
    Other post-translational regulation of CDH6 protein levels by TSPAN18 that must be relieved by a FOXD3-dependent mechanism in order for cranial neural crest cells to migrate
    corresponding disease(s)
    Other morbid association(s)
    TypeGene ModificationChromosome rearrangementProtein expressionProtein Function
    tumoral   deletion    
    in lung cell carcinoma
    tumoral     --low  
    profoundly changes cellular architecture, alters the inter-cellular interaction modalities and attenuates EMT features in thyroid cancer cells
    Variant & Polymorphism
    Candidate gene
  • CDH6 expression with further validations may aide in establishing markers that inform upon the cell of origin of high grade serous tumors
  • Therapy target