Angiopoietin-related protein 2 also known as angiopoietin-like protein 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ANGPTL2 gene.  
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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. 
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Humphray SJ, Oliver K, Hunt AR, et al. (2004). "DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 9". Nature. 429 (6990): 369–74. doi: 10.1038/nature02465. PMC 2734081 . PMID 15164053.
Sun H, Zheng JM, Chen S, et al. (2007). "Enhanced expression of ANGPTL2 in the microvascular lesions of diabetic glomerulopathy". Nephron Exp. Nephrol. 105 (4): e117–23. doi: 10.1159/000100493. PMID 17347581.