Laminin, beta 2

Laminin, beta 2

Laminin, beta 2 (laminin S), also known as LAMB2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: LAMB2 laminin, beta 2 (laminin S)| url =| accessdate = ]

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summary_text = Laminins, a family of extracellular matrix glycoproteins, are the major noncollagenous constituent of basement membranes. They have been implicated in a wide variety of biological processes including cell adhesion, differentiation, migration, signaling, neurite outgrowth and metastasis. Laminins are composed of 3 non identical chains: laminin alpha, beta and gamma (formerly A, B1, and B2, respectively) and they form a cruciform structure consisting of 3 short arms, each formed by a different chain, and a long arm composed of all 3 chains. Each laminin chain is a multidomain protein encoded by a distinct gene. Several isoforms of each chain have been described. Different alpha, beta and gamma chain isomers combine to give rise to different heterotrimeric laminin isoforms which are designated by Arabic numerals in the order of their discovery, i.e. alpha1beta1gamma1 heterotrimer is laminin 1. The biological functions of the different chains and trimer molecules are largely unknown, but some of the chains have been shown to differ with respect to their tissue distribution, presumably reflecting diverse functions in vivo. This gene encodes the beta chain isoform laminin, beta 2. The beta 2 chain contains the 7 structural domains typical of beta chains of laminin, including the short alpha region. However, unlike beta 1 chain, beta 2 has a more restricted tissue distribution. It is enriched in the basement membrane of muscles at the neuromuscular junctions, kidney glomerulus and vascular smooth muscle. Transgenic mice in which the beta 2 chain gene was inactivated by homologous recombination, showed defects in the maturation of neuromuscular junctions and impairment of glomerular filtration. Alternative splicing involving a non consensus 5' splice site (gc) in the 5' UTR of this gene has been reported. It was suggested that inefficient splicing of this first intron, which does not change the protein sequence, results in a greater abundance of the uncite web | title = Entrez Gene: LAMB2 laminin, beta 2 (laminin S)| url =| accessdate = ]


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*cite journal | author=Durkin ME, Jäger AC, Khurana TS, "et al." |title=Characterization of the human laminin beta2 chain locus (LAMB2): linkage to a gene containing a nonprocessed, transcribed LAMB2-like pseudogene (LAMB2L) and to the gene encoding glutaminyl tRNA synthetase (QARS). |journal=Cytogenet. Cell Genet. |volume=84 |issue= 3-4 |pages= 173–8 |year= 1999 |pmid= 10393422 |doi=
*cite journal | author=Vogel W, Kanz L, Brugger W, "et al." |title=Expression of laminin beta2 chain in normal human bone marrow. |journal=Blood |volume=94 |issue= 3 |pages= 1143–5 |year= 1999 |pmid= 10454804 |doi=
*cite journal | author=Kikkawa Y, Sanzen N, Fujiwara H, "et al." |title=Integrin binding specificity of laminin-10/11: laminin-10/11 are recognized by alpha 3 beta 1, alpha 6 beta 1 and alpha 6 beta 4 integrins. |journal=J. Cell. Sci. |volume=113 ( Pt 5) |issue= |pages= 869–76 |year= 2000 |pmid= 10671376 |doi=
*cite journal | author=Champliaud MF, Virtanen I, Tiger CF, "et al." |title=Posttranslational modifications and beta/gamma chain associations of human laminin alpha1 and laminin alpha5 chains: purification of laminin-3 from placenta. |journal=Exp. Cell Res. |volume=259 |issue= 2 |pages= 326–35 |year= 2000 |pmid= 10964500 |doi= 10.1006/excr.2000.4980
*cite journal | author=McArthur CP, Wang Y, Heruth D, Gustafson S |title=Amplification of extracellular matrix and oncogenes in tat-transfected human salivary gland cell lines with expression of laminin, fibronectin, collagens I, III, IV, c-myc and p53. |journal=Arch. Oral Biol. |volume=46 |issue= 6 |pages= 545–55 |year= 2001 |pmid= 11311202 |doi=
*cite journal | author=Gu J, Fujibayashi A, Yamada KM, Sekiguchi K |title=Laminin-10/11 and fibronectin differentially prevent apoptosis induced by serum removal via phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt- and MEK1/ERK-dependent pathways. |journal=J. Biol. Chem. |volume=277 |issue= 22 |pages= 19922–8 |year= 2002 |pmid= 11891225 |doi= 10.1074/jbc.M200383200
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*cite journal | author=Zenker M, Aigner T, Wendler O, "et al." |title=Human laminin beta2 deficiency causes congenital nephrosis with mesangial sclerosis and distinct eye abnormalities. |journal=Hum. Mol. Genet. |volume=13 |issue= 21 |pages= 2625–32 |year= 2005 |pmid= 15367484 |doi= 10.1093/hmg/ddh284
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