Aliases for ITGA3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for ITGA3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the family of integrins. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain, and function as cell surface adhesion molecules. This gene encodes alpha 3 subunit, which undergoes post-translational cleavage in the extracellular domain to yield disulfide-linked light and heavy chains that join with beta 1 subunit to form an integrin that interacts with many extracellular-matrix proteins. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ITGA3 Gene
ITGA3 (Integrin, Alpha 3 (Antigen CD49C, Alpha 3 Subunit Of VLA-3 Receptor)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ITGA3 include interstitial lung disease, nephrotic syndrome, and epidermolysis bullosa, congenital and interstitial lung disease. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and Regulation of actin cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is ITGA8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ITGA3 Gene
Integrin alpha-3/beta-1 is a receptor for fibronectin, laminin, collagen, epiligrin, thrombospondin and CSPG4. Integrin alpha-3/beta-1 provides a docking site for FAP (seprase) at invadopodia plasma membranes in a collagen-dependent manner and hence may participate in the adhesion, formation of invadopodia and matrix degradation processes, promoting cell invasion. Alpha-3/beta-1 may mediate with LGALS3 the stimulation by CSPG4 of endothelial cells migration.