ANGPT2

ANGPT2

A gene on chromosome 8q23.1 that encodes angiopoietin 2, a secreted glycoprotein which, like other angiopoietins, binds to endothelial cell-specific tyrosine-protein kinase receptor. Angiopoietin 2 is an antagonist of angiopoietin 1 (ANGPT1) and endothelial TEK tyrosine kinase (TIE-2/TEK); it disrupts ANGPT1’s vascular remodelling activity and may induce endothelial cell apoptosis.
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165], KDR, ANGPT1, ANGPT2, TIE1 and TIE2 were investigated.
ANGPT1 and ANGPT2 are specific ligands of TIE2 with similar affinity.
These genes include angiogenic/vascular cell growth factors (VEGF, PLGF, ADM, ANGPT2, TGFB2), vasoactive serine proteases (KLK2, KLK6, KLK9, KLK22), and vascular endothelial receptors (IL17R, BDKRB1, ENG, GNA13).