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ACVR2A   Protein, Antibody, ELISA Kit, cDNA Clone

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ACVR2A  Summary & Protein Information

ACVR2A  Background

Gene Summary: ACVR2A gene encodes activin A type II receptor. Activins are dimeric growth and differentiation factors which belong to the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily of structurally related signaling proteins. Activins signal through a heteromeric complex of receptor serine kinases which include at least two type I (I and IB) and two type II (II and IIB) receptors. These receptors are all transmembrane proteins, composed of a ligand-binding extracellular domain with cysteine-rich region, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain with predicted serine/threonine specificity. Type I receptors are essential for signaling; and type II receptors are required for binding ligands and for expression of type I receptors. Type I and II receptors form a stable complex after ligand binding, resulting in phosphorylation of type I receptors by type II receptors. Type II receptors are considered to be constitutively active kinases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
General information above from NCBI
Catalytic activity: ATP + [receptor-protein] = ADP + [receptor- protein] phosphate.
Cofactor: Magnesium or manganese (By similarity).
Subunit structure: Interacts with AIP1. Part of a complex consisting of AIP1, ACVR2A, ACVR1B and SMAD3 (By similarity).
Subcellular location: Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.
Sequence similarity: Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. TKL Ser/Thr protein kinase family. TGFB receptor subfamily.
Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
General information above from UniProt

ACVR2A and ACVR2B are two activin type II receptors. ACVR2A has been shown to interact with INHBA, SYNJ2BP and ACVR1B. The bovine ACVR2A gene encodes a protein of 513 amino acids which is highly homologous (approximately 98% identity) to the rat, mouse, and human ACVR2A proteins. Inactivation of ACVR2A is a common event in prostate cancer cells suggesting it may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer. The ACVR2A gene is a putative tumor suppressor gene that is frequently mutated in microsatellite-unstable colon cancers (MSI-H colon cancers). Frameshift mutation of ACVR2A may contribute to MSI-H colon tumorigenesis via disruption of alternate TGF-beta effector pathways.

ACVR2A  Alternative Name

ACVR2,ACTRII, [homo-sapiens]
ACVR2,ACVR2A,ACTRII, [human]
Acvr2a,ActrIIa,RP23-139F8.3,Acvr2,TactrII, [mouse]
Acvr2,ActrIIa,TactrII, [mus-musculus]

ACVR2A  Related Studies

  • Albertson RC, et al. (2005) Zebrafish acvr2a and acvr2b exhibit distinct roles in craniofacial development. Developmental dynamics 233(4): 1405-18.
  • Chung H, et al. (2008) Mutation rates of TGFBR2 and ACVR2 coding microsatellites in human cells with defective DNA mismatch repair. PloS one 3(10): e3463.
  • Fitzpatrick E, et al. (2009) Genetic association of the activin A receptor gene (ACVR2A) and pre-eclampsia. Molecular human reproduction 15(3):195-204.
  • Roten LT, et al. (2009) Association between the candidate susceptibility gene ACVR2A on chromosome 2q22 and pre-eclampsia in a large Norwegian population-based study (the HUNT study). EJHG. 17(2): 250-7.
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