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igf2bp3

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Official Full Name
insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3
Background
Insulin-like growth factor-II messenger RNA (mRNA)-binding protein-3 (IMP-3), also known as K homology domain-containing protein overexpressed in cancer (KOC) and L523S, is a member of the insulin-like growth factor-II mRNA-binding protein family and is expressed during embryogenesis and in some malignancies. IMP-3 is expressed in malignant melanoma but not in benign nevi, even when dysplastic features are present; IMP-3 is expressed in a significantly higher proportion of melanomas than Spitz nevi; and IMP-3 is expressed in metastatic melanomas significantly more than in thin melanomas. IMP-3 appears to be involved in the progression of malignant melanoma and may play an important role in the regulation of the biologic behavior of this tumor.
Synonyms
IGF2BP3; insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3; insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA-binding protein 3; cancer/testis antigen 98; CT98; IGF II mRNA binding protein 3; IMP 3; hKOC; VICKZ family member 3; IGF2 mRNA-binding protein 3; IGF-II mRNA-binding protein 3; KH domain containing protein overexpressed in cancer; KH domain-containing protein overexpressed in cancer; IMP3; KOC1; IMP-3; VICKZ3; DKFZp686F1078; CT98, IMP3, KOC1, IMP-3, VICKZ3; dvr1rbp; zVg1RBP; wu:fb79c12; wu:fe06h09; Vg1 RBP; vg1-RBP; vg1 RNA-binding protein; IGF2 mRNA-binding protein