SPARC related modular calcium binding 2
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the SPARC family (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine/osteonectin/BM-40), which are highly expressed during embryogenesis and wound healing. The gene product is a matricellular protein which promotes matrix assembly and can stimulate endothelial cell proliferation and migration, as well as angiogenic activity. Associated with pulmonary function, this secretory gene product contains a Kazal domain, two thymoglobulin type-1 domains, and two EF-hand calcium-binding domains. The encoded protein may serve as a target for controlling angiogenesis in tumor growth and myocardial ischemia. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
Promotes matrix assembly and cell adhesiveness (By similarity). Can stimulate endothelial cell proliferation, migration, as well as angiogenesis.
From NCBI Gene:
- Dentin dysplasia, type I
Dentin dysplasia 1 (DTDP1): A dental defect in which both primary and secondary dentitions are affected. The clinical crowns of both permanent and deciduous teeth are of normal shape, form and color in most cases, although they may be slightly opalescent and blue or brown. Teeth may be very mobile and exfoliate spontaneously because of inadequate root formation. On radiographs, the roots are short and may be more pointed than normal. Pulp chambers are usually absent except for a chevron-shaped remnant in the crown. Root canals are usually absent. [MIM:125400]