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itga3

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Official Full Name
integrin, alpha 3 (antigen CD49C, alpha 3 subunit of VLA-3 receptor)
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the family of integrins. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain, and function as cell surface adhesion molecules. This gene encodes alpha 3 subunit, which undergoes post-translational cleavage in the extracellular domain to yield disulfide-linked light and heavy chains that join with beta 1 subunit to form an integrin that interacts with many extracellular-matrix proteins. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene.
Synonyms
ITGA3; integrin, alpha 3 (antigen CD49C, alpha 3 subunit of VLA-3 receptor); antigen identified by monoclonal J143 , MSK18; integrin alpha-3; CD49c; GAP B3; VCA 2; VLA3a; FRP-2; galactoprotein B3; VLA-3 subunit alpha; CD49 antigen-like family member C; antigen identified by monoclonal J143; very late activation protein 3 receptor, alpha-3 subunit; VL3A; GAPB3; MSK18; VCA-2; GAP-B3; FLJ34631; FLJ34704