Aliases for BMPR1A Gene
External Ids for BMPR1A Gene
Previous Symbols for BMPR1A Gene
The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) receptors are a family of transmembrane serine/threonine kinases that include the type I receptors BMPR1A and BMPR1B and the type II receptor BMPR2. These receptors are also closely related to the activin receptors, ACVR1 and ACVR2. The ligands of these receptors are members of the TGF-beta superfamily. TGF-betas and activins transduce their signals through the formation of heteromeric complexes with 2 different types of serine (threonine) kinase receptors: type I receptors of about 50-55 kD and type II receptors of about 70-80 kD. Type II receptors bind ligands in the absence of type I receptors, but they require their respective type I receptors for signaling, whereas type I receptors require their respective type II receptors for ligand binding. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for BMPR1A Gene
BMPR1A (Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor, Type IA) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMPR1A include bmpr1a-related juvenile polyposis and juvenile polyposis of infancy. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TGFBR2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMPR1A Gene
On ligand binding, forms a receptor complex consisting of two type II and two type I transmembrane serine/threonine kinases. Type II receptors phosphorylate and activate type I receptors which autophosphorylate, then bind and activate SMAD transcriptional regulators. Receptor for BMP-2 and BMP-4. Positively regulates chondrocyte differentiation through GDF5 interaction (By similarity).