This protein is a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-12 (ADAMTS12), which is a member of the ADAMTS protein family. Members of the family share several distinct protein modules, including a propeptide region, a metalloproteinase domain, a disintegrin-like domain, and a thrombospondin type 1 (TS-1) motif. Individual members of this family differ in the number of C-terminal TS-1 motifs, and some have unique C-terminal domains. The enzyme encoded by this gene contains eight TS-1 motifs. It may play roles in pulmonary cells during fetal development or in tumor processes through its proteolytic activity or as a molecule potentially involved in regulation of cell adhesion.
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Protein Aliases: a disintegrin and metalloproteinase; A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 12; a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease (reprolysin type) with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 12; a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 12; ADAM; ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 12; ADAM-TS 12; ADAM-TS12; ADAMs; ADAMTS-12; metalloendopeptidases; metalloprotease disintegrin 12; UNQ1918
Gene Aliases: ADAMTS-12; ADAMTS12; AI605170; PRO4389; UNQ1918/PRO4389