External Ids for ITGB8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ITGB8 Gene
This gene is a member of the integrin beta chain family and encodes a single-pass type I membrane protein with a VWFA domain and four cysteine-rich repeats. This protein noncovalently binds to an alpha subunit to form a heterodimeric integrin complex. In general, integrin complexes mediate cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions and this complex plays a role in human airway epithelial proliferation. Alternatively spliced variants which encode different protein isoforms have been described; however, not all variants have been fully characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ITGB8 Gene
ITGB8 (Integrin Subunit Beta 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and extracellular matrix protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is ITGB4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ITGB8 Gene
Integrin alpha-V/beta-8 is a receptor for fibronectin.