Aliases for ANGPTL2 Gene
External Ids for ANGPTL2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ANGPTL2 Gene
Angiopoietins are members of the vascular endothelial growth factor family and the only known growth factors largely specific for vascular endothelium. Angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2, and angiopoietin-4 participate in the formation of blood vessels. ANGPTL2 protein is a secreted glycoprotein with homology to the angiopoietins and may exert a function on endothelial cells through autocrine or paracrine action. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ANGPTL2 Gene
ANGPTL2 (Angiopoietin Like 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Common Cytokine Receptor Gamma-Chain Family Signaling Pathways. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include signaling receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is ANGPTL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ANGPTL2 Gene
Induces sprouting in endothelial cells through an autocrine and paracrine action.