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FLASH GENE
Symbol ITGA6 contributors: mct - updated : 23-04-2012
HGNC name integrin, alpha 6
HGNC id 6142
EXPRESSION
Type widely
   expressed in (based on citations)
organ(s)
SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
Digestiveesophagus   highly
 intestinelarge intestinecolon highly
 mouthtongue  moderately
 stomach   highly
Nervousnervecranial nerve  moderately
Reproductivefemale systembreastmammary gland moderately
Respiratoryrespiratory tractlarynx  highly
Urinarybladder   highly
Visualeye   lowly
tissue
SystemTissueTissue level 1Tissue level 2LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
Epithelialbarrier liningretinal pigment epithelium (RPE) lowly
cell lineage
cell lines
fluid/secretion
at STAGE
physiological period embryo, pregnancy
Text
  • embryonic tissue, placenta
  • upregulated in embryonic stem cells (hESCs) compared with mesenchymal stem cells
  • PROTEIN
    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    STRUCTURE
    motifs/domains
  • 7 FG-GAP repeats domains
  • mono polymer heteromer , dimer
    HOMOLOGY
    interspecies homolog to rattus Itga6 (92.45 pc)
    homolog to murine Itga6 (93.01 pc)
    Homologene
    FAMILY
  • integrin alpha chain family
  • CATEGORY adhesion , antigen , receptor
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     plasma membrane
        intracellular
    intracellular,nucleus
    text single-pass type I membrane protein
    basic FUNCTION
  • cell surface adhesion receptor mediating cell-adhesion to extra cellular matrix or to other cells, through hetero dimerization and connecting to the cytoskeleton and various signaling molecules within cells
  • mediating cell-extracellular matrix interactions also involved in the fertilization and embryonic development
  • distinct roles of ITGA6 and ITGA4 in homing of fetal liver hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
  • major role in the proangiogenic properties of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs)
  • regulates signaling pathways in a variety of cellular activities
  • cell-surface protein, having novel and dynamic roles in regulating the differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells and maintaining pluripotency
  • CELLULAR PROCESS cell communication
    PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS
    PATHWAY
    metabolism
    signaling
    a component
  • constituent of VLA-6 receptor
  • dimerizing with ITGB1 (laminin receptor) or ITGB4 (constituent of hemidesmosome)
  • INTERACTION
    DNA
    RNA
    small molecule
    protein
  • synergistic role for TAF4B and JUN and other AP1 family members on the promoter of ITGA6, underlining the existence of a specific mechanism related to gene expression control
  • cell & other
    REGULATION
    ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
    corresponding disease(s) EBJPAA
    Other morbid association(s)
    TypeGene ModificationChromosome rearrangementProtein expressionProtein Function
    tumoral     --over  
    in glioblastoma stem cells
    tumoral     --over  
    in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    constitutional     --low  
    identified transiently engrafting multipotent progenitors (MPPs)
    Susceptibility
    Variant & Polymorphism
    Candidate gene
    Marker
    Therapy target
    SystemTypeDisorderPubmed
    cancerbrainglioma/neuroblstoma
    promising antiglioblastoma therapy
    cancerreproductiveprostate
    ITGA6 cleavage permits extravasation of human prostate cancer cells from circulation to bone and can be manipulated to prevent metastasis
    cancerreproductivebreast
    potential therapeutic target aimed at tumour-generating subsets of breast cancer cells
    ANIMAL & CELL MODELS