| ADAM23, MDC-3, MDC3, ADAM metallopeptidase domain 23|
MGI: 1345162 HomoloGene: 2826 GeneCards: ADAM23
Disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 23 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the ADAM23 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 gene is highly expressed in the brain and may function as an integrin ligand in the brain.