LAMA4

LAMA4

A gene on chromosome 6q21 that encodes laminin alpha 4, an extracellular matrix protein of unknown function.
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The Ave genes most related to ADAMTS5 were ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 1 (ADAMTS1), fibrillin 1 (FBN1), laminin alpha 4 (LAMA4), protocadherin 18 (PCDH18), and decorin (DCN).
However, we analyzed the data for the genes HMGA2, SERP1NB5, MYEOV, HES1, and LAMA4 using the Pfaffl method (Pfaffl 2001) because the amplication efficiencies of these genes were between 1.54 and 1.99.
Cocultures grown on the biopaper had significantly higher expression of laminin subunit [alpha]4 (LAMA4, p = 0.018), platelet-derived growth factor [beta] (PDGFB, p <0.001), GGT5 (p = 0.004), CDH5 (p <0.001), TJP2 (p = 0.001), and platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM1, p <0.001).
Two laminins that have been reported to be downregulated in the aging lung, Lama3 and Lama4 [38], were downregulated in the fibroblasts from old mice.
Subsequent studies demonstrated rearrangement of the HMGIY locus in hamartoma of the breast (37), a pericentric inversion of chromosome 6 involving band p21 in a uterine leiomyoma (38), and a translocation leading to an intergenic fusion with the LAMA4 gene (laminin a4) in a pulmonary chondroid hamartoma (39).
Among the DE-transcripts, COL8A2, COL12A1, COL13A1, LOC424798, LAMA2, LAMA4, LAMB4, and LAMC1 may be related to extracellular matrix formation; while CHST3, GALNTL1, NDST4, LARGE, POFUT2, RCJMB04_28l23, and MAN1A2 are all localized in the endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi apparatus, and likely mediate the processes of carbohydrate metabolism, or posttranslation glycosylation modification.