Human TGF-beta RI/ALK-5 (NP_004603) VersaClone cDNA RDC1294: R&D Systems
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Background: TGF-beta RI/ALK-5
Most cell types express three sizes of receptors for TGF-beta. These are designated Type I (53 kDa), Type II (70 - 85 kDa), and Type III (250 - 350 kDa). The Type I receptor is a membrane-bound serine/threonine kinase that apparently requires the presence of the Type II receptor to bind TGF-beta. The Type II receptor is also a membrane-bound serine/threonine kinase that binds TGF-beta1 and TGF-beta 3 with high affinity and TGF-beta 2 with much lower affinity. The Type I and Type II receptors together form a heterodimeric signaling complex that is essential for the transduction of the anti-proliferative signals of TGF-beta. The Type III receptor is a transmembrane proteoglycan with a large extracellular domain and a 43 amino acid residue cytoplasmic domain. The cytoplasmic domain of the Type III receptor lacks an obvious signaling motif and the receptor may not be involved directly in signal transduction.
  • Long Name:
    Transforming Growth Factor beta Receptor I
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    7046 (Human); 21812 (Mouse); 29591 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    AAT5; activin A receptor type II-like kinase, 53kD; activin A receptor type II-like kinase, 53kDa; Activin receptor-like kinase 5; ACVRLK4; ALK-5; ALK-5ALK5; EC 2.7.11; EC 2.7.11.30; LDS1A; LDS2A; Serine/threonine-protein kinase receptor R4; SKR4; tbetaR-I; TGFB1R1; TGF-beta receptor type I; TGF-beta receptor type-1; TGF-beta RI; TGF-beta type I receptor; TGFbetaRI; TGFBR1; TGF-bRI; TGFR-1; transforming growth factor beta receptor I; transforming growth factor, beta receptor 1; transforming growth factor, beta receptor I (activin A receptor type II-likekinase, 53kD); Transforming growth factor-beta receptor type I
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