Anthrax toxin receptor 2 gene

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

ANTXR2; Capillary morphogenesis gene 2; CMG2

Definition
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The ANTXR2 gene (cytogenetic localization: 4q21.21) encodes a transmembrane protein in which the von Willebrand A (vWA) domain binds to both laminin and collagen IV. The encoded protein plays a role in basement membrane matrix formation and endothelial cell morphogenesis. It also functions as a receptor for anthrax toxin. Mutations in the ANTXR2 gene were detected in the disease pattern of juvenile hyaline fibromatosis.

Literature
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  1. Mestiri S et al (2014) Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis: a case report. Pathologica. 106:70-72.
  2. Tang K et al (2016) Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis: report of a rare case at an advanced stage with osteosclerosis and scoliosis. Int J Dermatol doi: 10.1111/ijd.13249.

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Fibromatosis hyaline juvenile;

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Fibromatosis hyaline juvenile;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020