Platelet receptor for collagen, deficiency of, included
Very late activation protein 2 receptor alpha 2 subunit
VLA 2 alpha chain
VLA 2 subunit alpha
VLA-2 subunit alpha
VLA2 receptor alpha 2 subunit
Integrin alpha-2/beta-1 is a receptor for laminin, collagen, collagen C-propeptides, fibronectin and E-cadherin. It recognizes the proline-hydroxylated sequence G-F-P-G-E-R in collagen. It is responsible for adhesion of platelets and other cells to collagens, modulation of collagen and collagenase gene expression, force generation and organization of newly synthesized extracellular matrix.
Belongs to the integrin alpha chain family. Contains 7 FG-GAP repeats. Contains 1 VWFA domain.
The integrin I-domain (insert) is a VWFA domain. Integrins with I-domains do not undergo protease cleavage.