Family

Ependymin (IPR001299)

Short name: Ependymin

Family relationships

None.

Description

Ependymins are secretory proteins found predominantly in the cerebrospinal fluid of teleost fish [PMID: 1831964, PMID: 8350351]. A bound form of the glycoproteins is associated with the extracellular matrix, probably with collagen fibrils, that may be the functional form of ependymins [PMID: 8005346]. The proteins bind calcium via N-linked sialic acid residues. The molecular function of ependymins appear to be related to cell contact phenomena involving the extracellular matrix [PMID: 8005346].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007160 cell-matrix adhesion

Molecular Function

GO:0005509 calcium ion binding

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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