Aliases for PAPPA2 Gene
External Ids for PAPPA2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PAPPA2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAPPA2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the pappalysin family of metzincin metalloproteinases. The encoded protein cleaves insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 5 and is thought to be a local regulator of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) bioavailability. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PAPPA2 Gene
PAPPA2 (Pappalysin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification and Regulation of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) transport and uptake by Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Proteins (IGFBPs). GO annotations related to this gene include metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PAPPA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PAPPA2 Gene
Metalloproteinase which specifically cleaves IGFBP-5. Shows limited proteolysis toward IGFBP-3.