Angiopoietin-related protein 2

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Angiopoietin-like 2
Symbols ANGPTL2 ; ARP2; HARP
External IDs OMIM605001 MGI1347002 HomoloGene22695 GeneCards: ANGPTL2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 23452 26360
Ensembl ENSG00000136859 ENSMUSG00000004105
UniProt Q9UKU9 Q9R045
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012098 NM_011923
RefSeq (protein) NP_036230 NP_036053
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
129.85 – 129.89 Mb
Chr 2:
33.22 – 33.25 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Angiopoietin-related protein 2 also known as angiopoietin-like protein 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ANGPTL2 gene.[1][2]


Angiopoietins are members of the vascular endothelial growth factor family and the only known growth factors largely specific for vascular endothelium. Angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2, and angiopoietin-4 participate in the formation of blood vessels. ANGPTL2 protein is a secreted glycoprotein with homology to the angiopoietins and may exert a function on endothelial cells through autocrine or paracrine action.[2]


  1. ^ Kim I, Moon SO, Koh KN, Kim H, Uhm CS, Kwak HJ, Kim NG, Koh GY (Oct 1999). "Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of angiopoietin-related protein. angiopoietin-related protein induces endothelial cell sprouting". J Biol Chem 274 (37): 26523–8. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.37.26523. PMID 10473614. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: ANGPTL2 angiopoietin-like 2". 

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