"Integrin alpha2beta1" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An integrin found on fibroblasts, platelets, endothelial and epithelial cells, and lymphocytes where it functions as a receptor for COLLAGEN and LAMININ. Although originally referred to as the collagen receptor, it is one of several receptors for collagen. Ligand binding to integrin alpha2beta1 triggers a cascade of intracellular signaling, including activation of p38 MAP kinase.
- Integrin alpha2beta1
- alpha2beta1, Integrin
- VLA 2
- Glycoprotein Ia-IIa
- Glycoprotein Ia IIa
- Very Late Antigen-2
- Late Antigen-2, Very
- Very Late Antigen 2
- CD49b CD29
- Platelet Membrane Glycoprotein Heterodimer Ia-IIa
- Platelet Membrane Glycoprotein Heterodimer Ia IIa
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