Aliases for LTBP1 Gene
External Ids for LTBP1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LTBP1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the family of latent TGF-beta binding proteins (LTBPs). The secretion and activation of TGF-betas is regulated by their association with latency-associated proteins and with latent TGF-beta binding proteins. The product of this gene targets latent complexes of transforming growth factor beta to the extracellular matrix, where the latent cytokine is subsequently activated by several different mechanisms. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LTBP1 Gene
LTBP1 (Latent Transforming Growth Factor Beta Binding Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LTBP1 include Geleophysic Dysplasia and Megalocornea. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and TGF-Beta Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and transforming growth factor beta binding. An important paralog of this gene is LTBP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LTBP1 Gene
Key regulator of transforming growth factor beta (TGFB1, TGFB2 and TGFB3) that controls TGF-beta activation by maintaining it in a latent state during storage in extracellular space (PubMed:2022183, PubMed:8617200, PubMed:8939931). Associates specifically via disulfide bonds with the Latency-associated peptide (LAP), which is the regulatory chain of TGF-beta, and regulates integrin-dependent activation of TGF-beta (PubMed:8617200, PubMed:8939931, PubMed:15184403). Outcompeted by LRRC32/GARP for binding to LAP regulatory chain of TGF-beta (PubMed:22278742).