Chordin is a polypeptide that dorsalizes the developing embryo by binding ventralizing factors, such as bone morphogenetic proteins (Pappano, 1998). It may also play a role in organogenesis. There are five named isoforms of this protein that are produced by alternative splicing (Millet, 2001).

In humans, the chordin peptide is encoded by the CHRD gene (Smith, 1999).

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