Aliases for LTBP3 Gene
External Ids for LTBP3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for LTBP3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LTBP3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene forms a complex with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) proteins and may be involved in their subcellular localization. Activation of this complex requires removal of the encoded binding protein. This protein also may play a structural role in the extracellular matrix. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for LTBP3 Gene
LTBP3 (Latent Transforming Growth Factor Beta Binding Protein 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LTBP3 include Dental Anomalies And Short Stature and Geleophysic Dysplasia 3. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. 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 LTBP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LTBP3 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. 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.