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Official Full Name
integrin, alpha 5 (fibronectin receptor, alpha polypeptide)
Background
Integrins are heterodimeric proteins made up of alpha and beta subunits. At least 18 alpha and 8 beta subunits have been described in mammals. Integrin family members are membrane receptors involved in cell adhesion and recognition in a variety of processes including embryogenesis, hemostasis, tissue repair, immune response and metastatic diffusion of tumor cells. Integrin alpha 5 belongs to the integrin alpha chain family. It contains seven FG-GAP repeats. Integrin beta 1 belongs to the integrin beta chain family. It contains one VWFA domain. Integrin alpha-5/beta-1 is a receptor for fibronectin and fibrinogen. It recognizes the sequence R-G-D in its ligands. In case of HIV-1 infection, the interaction with extracellular viral Tat protein seems to enhance angiogenesis in Kaposis sarcoma lesions.
Synonyms
ITGA5; integrin alpha 5 (fibronectin receptor alpha); integrin alpha-5; integrin alpha-F; CD49 antigen-like family member E; fibronectin receptor subunit alpha; fibronectin receptor alpha polypeptide; Fnra; VLA5; Cd49e; integrin, alpha 5 (fibronectin receptor, alpha polypeptide); VLA-5; fibronectin receptor, alpha subunit; very late activation protein 5, alpha subunit; VLA5A; sb:cb665; wu:fe02h07; polypterus; integrin alpha5; fibronectin receptor alpha subunit

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