Cadherin-16 (IPR030721)

Short name: Cadherin-16

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Cadherins are transmembrane proteins that mediate cell-cell adhesion in animals [PMID: 22833291]. Cadherin-16 (CDH16) or kidney-specific (Kps) cadherin was first described as a kidney-specific adhesion molecule [PMID: 15886705] and thereafter also found expressed in the thyroid gland. CDH16 colocalises with CDH1/E-cadherin on the basolateral plasma membrane of thyrocytes, and might play a role during thyroid development [PMID: 22028439].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0016339 calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0005886 plasma membrane

Contributing signatures

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