BMP and Other Activin Receptors
Activin receptors transduce signals carried by the TGF-β family of ligands. Such ligands include activin and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). Members of this family are involved in a range of processes, including embryogenesis and tissue homeostasis.
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a group of growth factors belonging to the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily (excluding BMP1). Primarily characterized by their effects on bone and cartilage formation, research has further elucidated a role for BMPs in cell growth and development.
There are currently 20 known BMP isoforms, which form dimers in order to bind a tetrameric receptor complex composed of type I and type II BMP receptor subunits. ALK2, ALK3 and ALK6 function as BMP type I receptors, the latter of which are structurally similar. Three BMP type II receptors have also been identified: BMPR2, and type II and IIB activin receptors (ACVR2A and ACVR2B). ALK2, ACVR2A and ACVR2B also function as receptors for activins.
Signal transduction is continued through Smad proteins. Receptor-regulated Smads (R-Smads) are phosphorylated by activation of type I receptors and form heteromeric complexes with Co-Smads. These complexes regulate the transcription of target genes in the nucleus.View all products for BMP and Other Activin Receptors »
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