Aliases for LTBP3 Gene
External Ids for LTBP3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for LTBP3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LTBP3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene forms a complex with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) proteins and may be involved in their subcellular localization. Activation of this complex requires removal of the encoded binding protein. This protein also may play a structural role in the extracellular matrix. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for LTBP3 Gene
LTBP3 (Latent Transforming Growth Factor Beta Binding Protein 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LTBP3 include Dental Anomalies And Short Stature and Geleophysic Dysplasia. Among its related pathways are GPCR Pathway and Phospholipase-C Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and transforming growth factor beta binding. An important paralog of this gene is LTBP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LTBP3 Gene
May be involved in the assembly, secretion and targeting of TGFB1 to sites at which it is stored and/or activated. May play critical roles in controlling and directing the activity of TGFB1. May have a structural role in the extra cellular matrix (ECM).