Aliases for HABP2 Gene
External Ids for HABP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HABP2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the peptidase S1 family of serine proteases. The encoded preproprotein is secreted by hepatocytes and proteolytically processed to generate heavy and light chains that form the mature heterodimer. Further autoproteolysis leads to smaller, inactive peptides. This extracellular protease binds hyaluronic acid and may play a role in the coagulation and fibrinolysis systems. Mutations in this gene are associated with nonmedullary thyroid cancer and susceptibility to venous thromboembolism. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, at least one of which encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2016]
GeneCards Summary for HABP2 Gene
HABP2 (Hyaluronan Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HABP2 include Thyroid Cancer, Nonmedullary, 5 and Familial Papillary Or Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and glycosaminoglycan binding. An important paralog of this gene is PLAT.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HABP2 Gene
Cleaves the alpha-chain at multiple sites and the beta-chain between Lys-53 and Lys-54 but not the gamma-chain of fibrinogen and therefore does not initiate the formation of the fibrin clot and does not cause the fibrinolysis directly. It does not cleave (activate) prothrombin and plasminogen but converts the inactive single chain urinary plasminogen activator (pro-urokinase) to the active two chain form. Activates coagulation factor VII.