Aliases for ADGRA2 Gene
External Ids for ADGRA2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ADGRA2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ADGRA2 Gene
ADGRA2 (Adhesion G Protein-Coupled Receptor A2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Integrins in angiogenesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADGRA3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ADGRA2 Gene
Endothelial receptor which functions together with RECK to enable brain endothelial cells to selectively respond to Wnt7 signals (WNT7A or WNT7B) (PubMed:28289266, PubMed:30026314). Plays a key role in Wnt7-specific responses, such as endothelial cell sprouting and migration in the forebrain and neural tube, and establishment of the blood-brain barrier (By similarity). Acts as a Wnt7-specific coactivator of canonical Wnt signaling: required to deliver RECK-bound Wnt7 to frizzled by assembling a higher-order RECK-ADGRA2-Fzd-LRP5-LRP6 complex (PubMed:30026314). ADGRA2-tethering function does not rely on its G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) structure but instead on its combined capacity to interact with RECK extracellularly and recruit the Dishevelled scaffolding protein intracellularly (PubMed:30026314). Binds to the glycosaminoglycans heparin, heparin sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and dermatan sulfate (PubMed:16982628).