CLDN5


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CLDN5

A gene on chromosome 22q11.21 that encodes claudin-5, an integral membrane protein of the claudin family, the members of which form a physical physical barrier that prevents solutes and water from passing freely into the interstitial space between epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, and play critical roles in maintaining cell polarity and signal transduction.

Molecular pathology
CLDN5 mutations are linked to velocardiofacial syndrome.
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Although my tests did not indicate that I had celiac disease, a genetic test taken later revealed that 1 have the HLA-DQB1 gene, which is linked (along with the CLDN5 gene) to gluten-induced schizophrenia.
Other genes identified in precursor lesions include PENK, CDKN2A/p16, STK11/LKB1, SPARC, SFRP1/SARP2 (chromosome arm 8p), TSLC1, RELN (chromosome arm 7q), TFPI2, CLDN5 (chromosome arm 22q), and UCHL1 in IPMNs (37,122,123); PENK, CDKN2A/p16, CLDN5, NPTX2, RPRM, SFRP1/SARP2, and LHX1 (chromosome arm 11p) in PanINs (117,118,124); and CDKN2A/p16 in MCNs.