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mfap5

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Official Full Name
microfibrillar associated protein 5
Background
This gene encodes a 25-kD microfibril-associated glycoprotein which is rich in serine and threonine residues. It lacks a hydrophobic carboxyl terminus and proline-, glutamine-, and tyrosine-rich regions, which are characteristics of a related 31-kDa microfibril-associated glycoprotein (MFAP2). The close similarity between these two proteins is confined to a central region of 60 aa where precise alignment of 7 cysteine residues occurs. The structural differences suggest that this encoded protein has some functions that are distinct from those of MFAP2.
Synonyms
MFAP5; microfibrillar associated protein 5; microfibrillar-associated protein 5; MAGP2; MP25; MAGP 2; MAGP-2; MFAP 5; MFAP-5; MFAP5_HUMAN; Microfibril associated glycoprotein 2; Microfibril-associated glycoprotein 2; Microfibrillar associated protein 5 precursor; microfibril-associated glycoprotein-2