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ITGA4 (human)

Overview
ITGA4 Integrins alpha-4/beta-1 (VLA-4) and alpha-4/beta-7 are receptors for fibronectin. They recognize one or more domains within the alternatively spliced CS-1 and CS-5 regions of fibronectin. They are also receptors for VCAM1. Integrin alpha- 4/beta-1 recognizes the sequence Q-I-D-S in VCAM1. Integrin alpha- 4/beta-7 is also a receptor for MADCAM1. It recognizes the sequence L-D-T in MADCAM1. On activated endothelial cells integrin VLA-4 triggers homotypic aggregation for most VLA-4-positive leukocyte cell lines. It may also participate in cytolytic T-cell interactions with target cells. Heterodimer of an alpha and a beta subunit. The alpha subunit can sometimes be cleaved into two non-covalently associated fragments. Alpha-4 associates with either beta-1 or beta-7. Alpha-4 interacts with PXN, LPXN, and TGFB1I1/HIC5. Interacts with CSPG4 through CSPG4 chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycan. Belongs to the integrin alpha chain family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cell adhesion; Membrane protein, integral; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Receptor, misc.
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2q31.3
Cellular Component: cell surface; focal adhesion; membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: C-X3-C chemokine binding; cell adhesion molecule binding; coreceptor activity; protein binding
Biological Process: B cell differentiation; cell-matrix adhesion; extracellular matrix organization and biogenesis; heterotypic cell-cell adhesion; leukocyte adhesion; leukocyte migration; leukocyte tethering or rolling; receptor clustering; regulation of immune response
Reference #:  P13612 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: 269C wild type; antigen CD49D, alpha-4 subunit of VLA-4 receptor; CD49 antigen-like family member D; CD49D; IA4; integrin alpha 4; Integrin alpha-4; integrin alpha-4 subunit; Integrin alpha-IV; integrin, alpha 4 (antigen CD49D, alpha 4 subunit of VLA-4 receptor); ITA4; ITGA4; MGC90518; very late activation protein 4 receptor, alpha 4 subunit; VLA-4 subunit alpha
Gene Symbols: ITGA4
Molecular weight: 114,900 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.05  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  Actin Dynamics  |  GPCR Signaling to MAPKs  |  Growth And Differentiation Control by MAPKs  |  PI3K/Akt Signaling
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