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BMPR2 bone morphogenetic protein receptor, type II (serine/threonine kinase)
This gene encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) receptor family of transmembrane serine/threonine kinases. The ligands of this receptor are BMPs, which are members of the TGF-beta superfamily. BMPs are involved in endochondral bone formation and embryogenesis. These proteins transduce their signals through the formation of heteromeric complexes of two different types of serine (threonine) kinase receptors: type I receptors of about 50-55 kD and type II receptors of about 70-80 kD. Type II receptors bind ligands in the absence of type I receptors, but they require their respective type I receptors for signaling, whereas type I receptors require their respective type II receptors for ligand binding. Mutations in this gene have been associated with primary pulmonary hypertension, both familial and fenfluramine-associated, and with pulmonary venoocclusive disease.
BMPR2; bone morphogenetic protein receptor, type II (serine/threonine kinase); PPH1, primary pulmonary hypertension 1; bone morphogenetic protein receptor type-2; BMPR II; BMPR3; BRK 3; T ALK; BMP type II receptor; BMP type-2 receptor; BMPR 2; BMPR 3; BMPR-2; BMPR-II; BMPR2_HUMAN; BMPRII; BMR 2; BMR2; Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type 2; Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II; Bone morphogenic protein receptortype II serine threonine kinase; BRK3; PPH 1; PPH1; Serine threonine kinase type II activin receptor like kinase; TALK; Type II activin receptor like kinase; OTTHUMP00000164984; OTTHUMP00000164985; type II activin receptor-like kinase; type II receptor for bone morphogenetic protein-4; BRK-3; T-ALK