Homo sapiens Gene: PCDHB6
InnateDB Gene IDBG-49974.6
Last Modified 2014-10-13 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol PCDHB6
Gene Name protocadherin beta 6
Species Homo sapiens
Ensembl Gene ENSG00000113211
Encoded Proteins
protocadherin beta 6
protocadherin beta 6
protocadherin beta 6
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
Entrez Gene
Summary This gene is a member of the protocadherin beta gene cluster, one of three related gene clusters tandemly linked on chromosome five. The gene clusters demonstrate an unusual genomic organization similar to that of B-cell and T-cell receptor gene clusters. The beta cluster contains 16 genes and 3 pseudogenes, each encoding 6 extracellular cadherin domains and a cytoplasmic tail that deviates from others in the cadherin superfamily. The extracellular domains interact in a homophilic manner to specify differential cell-cell connections. Unlike the alpha and gamma clusters, the transcripts from these genes are made up of only one large exon, not sharing common 3' exons as expected. These neural cadherin-like cell adhesion proteins are integral plasma membrane proteins. Their specific functions are unknown but they most likely play a critical role in the establishment and function of specific cell-cell neural connections. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome 5:141150022-141153287
Strand Forward strand
Band q31.3
ENST00000231136 ENSP00000231136
ENST00000543635 ENSP00000438466
ENST00000622991 ENSP00000485034
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 0 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding
Biological Process
GO:0007155 cell adhesion
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion
GO:0007268 synaptic transmission
GO:0007399 nervous system development
GO:0007416 synapse assembly
GO:0016339 calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion
Cellular Component
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane
GO:0016020 membrane
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane
Mus musculus
Bos taurus
Gene ID
Gene Order
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
Not yet available
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
SwissProt Q9Y5E3
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene 56130
UniGene Hs.283085 Hs.607057
RefSeq NM_018939 NM_018937
OMIM 606332
HPRD 07561
EMBL AF152499 AF217752 AK313482
GenPept AAD43760 AAK51619 BAG36266
RNA Seq Atlas 56130