CDH15 is a member of the cadherin superfamily of genes, encoding calcium-dependent intercellular adhesion glycoproteins. Cadherins consist of an extracellular domain containing 5 cadherin domains, a transmembrane region, and a conserved cytoplasmic domain. Transcripts from this particular cadherin are expressed in myoblasts and upregulated in myotubule-forming cells. This protein is thought to be essential for the control of morphogenetic processes, specifically myogenesis, and may provide a trigger for terminal muscle cell differentiation.
cadherin 15, type 1, M-cadherin (myotubule); Cadherin-14; Cadherin-15; cadherin-3; CDH14; CDH15; CDH3; M-cadherin; Muscle cadherin; muscle-cadherin