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ADAMTSac2An ADAMTSs family enzyme encoded by ADAMTS2 on chromosome 5qter which removes N-terminal propeptides of collagen types 1, 2 and 5 before fibril assembly. ADAMTS2 mutations have been linked to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIIC and to bovine dermatosparaxis. ADAMTS2 is expressed in monocytes and macrophages, and expression can be induced in osteosarcoma cells by TGF-beta.
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NPINational Provider Identifier, see there.
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Abbreviation for National Provider Identifier.
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national provider identifier,
A unique 10-digit identification number used to identify health care personnel (e.g., physicians and other clinicians) and facilities (e.g., hospitals and laboratories). The NPI is used by all health plans for administrative and financial transactions.
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