The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the syndecan proteoglycan family. It may play a role in the organization of cell shape by affecting the actin cytoskeleton, possibly by transferring signals from the cell surface in a sugar-dependent mechanism. Allelic variants of this gene have been associated with obesity.
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Protein Aliases: N-syndecan; Neuroglycan; SYND3; syndecan 1; syndecan neural type; syndecan proteoglycan 3; Syndecan-3
Gene Aliases: KIAA0468; mKIAA0468; SDC3; SDCN; syn-3; SYND3
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor