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Tclin
MSTN
Growth/differentiation factor 8

Protein Summary
Description
Acts specifically as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer. This protein negatively regulates skeletal muscle cell proliferation and differentiation. Mutations in this gene are associated with increased skeletal muscle mass in humans and other mammals. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
Uniprot Accession IDs
Gene Name
Ensembl ID
  • ENST00000260950
  • ENSP00000260950
  • ENSG00000138379

Symbol
  • GDF8
  • GDF8
  • MSLHP
Illumination Graph
Knowledge Table
Most Knowledge About
Knowledge Value (0 to 1 scale)
biological process
0.99
gene perturbation
0.85
protein domain
0.85
biological term
0.83
cell type or tissue
0.7


IDG Development Level Summary
Tdark

These are targets about which virtually nothing is known. They do not have known drug or small molecule activities
- AND - satisfy two or more of the following criteria:

Pubmed score: 2194.61   (req: < 5)
Gene RIFs: 176   (req: <= 3)
Antibodies: 732   (req: <= 50)
Tbio

These targets do not have known drug or small molecule activities
- AND - satisfy two or more of the following criteria:

Pubmed score: 2194.61   (req: >= 5)
Gene RIFs: 176   (req: > 3)
Antibodies: 732   (req: > 50)

- OR - satisfy the following criterion:

Gene Ontology Terms: 38
Tchem

Target has at least one ChEMBL compound with an activity cutoff of < 30 nM - AND - satisfies the preceding conditions

Active Ligands: 4
Tclin

Target has at least one approved drug - AND - satisfies the preceding conditions

Active Drug: 1