TGFBR2(redirected from TGF-beta receptor type IIB)
TGFBR2A gene on chromosome 3p22 that encodes a transmembrane kinase of the TGFB receptor subfamily of Ser/Thr protein kinases, which forms a heteromer with type-I TGF-beta receptors and binds TGF-beta. This receptor/ligand complex phosphorylates proteins, which enter the nucleus and regulate transcription of cell proliferation-related genes.
TGFBR2 mutations are associated with Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Deitz aortic aneurysm syndrome and development of various tumours.
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