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Details for messenger / hormone: laminin alpha-2 chain

EndoNet ID: ENH00520

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  • merosin heavy chain
  • laminin subunit alpha-2
  • laminin alpha-2 chain
  • laminin alpha 2 chain
  • laminin M chain
  • LAMA2
  • LAMM
  • laminin alpha2

General information

  • The alpha-2 chain is a subunit of laminin-2 (merosin) and laminin-4 (S-merosin). [1]
  • Laminin alpha-2 is expressed in developing skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve along with the alpha-4 and alpha-5 chains. It participates in the development of the neuromuscular endplate. [2]


Hormone function

  • development and growth
    • embryogenesis

    Chemical classification

    Links to other resources

    UniProt P24043
    Ensembl ENST00000421865
    KEGG hsa:3908
    • Anatomical structure: Schwann_cell

    • Anatomical structure: skeleton_muscle

    • Anatomical structure: cardiac_myocyte

    • Anatomical structure: glial_cell_of_peripheral_nervous_system

    • Anatomical structure: nerve

    • Anatomical structure: placenta

    • Anatomical structure: brain


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