| ADAM2, CRYN1, CRYN2, CT15, FTNB, PH-30b, PH30, PH30-beta, ADAM metallopeptidase domain 2|
MGI: 1340894 HomoloGene: 1127 GeneCards: ADAM2
Disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 2 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the ADAM2 gene.
This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell–cell and cell–matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. This member is a subunit of an integral sperm membrane glycoprotein called fertilin, which plays an important role in sperm-egg interactions.