ICAM2

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Intercellular adhesion molecule 2 (ICAM2), also known as CD102 (Cluster of Differentiation 102), is a human gene, and the protein resulting from it.

Protein structure

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) family. All ICAM proteins are type I transmembrane glycoproteins, contain 2–9 immunoglobulin-like C2-type domains, and bind to the leukocyte adhesion LFA-1 protein.

Protein functions

ICAM-2 molecules regulate spermatid adhesion on Sertoli cell on the apical side of the blood-testis barrier (towards the lumen), thus playing a major role in spermatogenesis.[1]

This protein may also play a role in lymphocyte recirculation by blocking LFA-1-dependent cell adhesion. It mediates adhesive interactions important for antigen-specific immune response, NK-cell mediated clearance, lymphocyte recirculation, and other cellular interactions important for immune response and surveillance.[2]

Interactions

ICAM2 has been shown to interact with EZR.[3]

See also

References

  1. Xiao X, Mruk DD, Cheng CY (2013). "Intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs) and spermatogenesis". Human Reproduction Update. 19 (2): 167–86. doi:10.1093/humupd/dms049. PMC 3576004. PMID 23287428.
  2. "Entrez Gene: ICAM2 intercellular adhesion molecule 2".
  3. Heiska L, Alfthan K, Grönholm M, Vilja P, Vaheri A, Carpén O (August 1998). "Association of ezrin with intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and -2 (ICAM-1 and ICAM-2). Regulation by phosphatidylinositol 4, 5-bisphosphate". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 273 (34): 21893–900. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.34.21893. PMID 9705328.

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.


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