Aliases for ITGB6 Gene
External Ids for ITGB6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ITGB6 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that is a member of the integrin superfamily. Members of this family are adhesion receptors that function in signaling from the extracellular matrix to the cell. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. The encoded protein forms a dimer with an alpha v chain and this heterodimer can bind to ligands like fibronectin and transforming growth factor beta 1. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ITGB6 Gene
ITGB6 (Integrin Subunit Beta 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ITGB6 include Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Type Ih and Alopecia-Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include virus receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ITGB3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ITGB6 Gene
Integrin alpha-V:beta-6 (ITGAV:ITGB6) is a receptor for fibronectin and cytotactin (PubMed:17545607, PubMed:17158881). It recognizes the sequence R-G-D in its ligands (PubMed:17545607, PubMed:17158881). Internalisation of integrin alpha-V/beta-6 via clathrin-mediated endocytosis promotes carcinoma cell invasion (PubMed:17545607, PubMed:17158881). ITGAV:ITGB6 acts as a receptor for fibrillin-1 (FBN1) and mediates R-G-D-dependent cell adhesion to FBN1 (PubMed:17158881). Integrin alpha-V:beta-6 (ITGAV:ITGB6) mediates R-G-D-dependent release of transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta-1) from regulatory Latency-associated peptide (LAP), thereby playing a key role in TGF-beta-1 activation (PubMed:15184403, PubMed:22278742, PubMed:28117447).
(Microbial infection) Integrin ITGAV:ITGB6 acts as a receptor for Coxsackievirus A9 and Coxsackievirus B1.
(Microbial infection) Integrin ITGAV:ITGB6 acts as a receptor for Herpes simplex virus-1/HHV-1 (PubMed:24367260).