ANGPTL4 is a member of the angiopoietin/angiopoietin-like gene family and encodes a glycosylated, secreted protein with a fibrinogen C-terminal domain. This protein is induced under hypoxic conditions in endothelial cells and is the target of peroxisome proliferation activators. The encoded protein is a serum hormone directly involved in regulating glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism, and insulin sensitivity and also acts as an apoptosis survival factor for vascular endothelial cells. The encoded protein may play a role in several cancers and it also has been shown to prevent the metastatic process by inhibiting vascular activity as well as tumor cell motility and invasiveness. Decreased expression of this protein has been associated with type 2 diabetes.
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Protein Aliases: 425O18-1; angiopoietin-like 4; Angiopoietin-like protein 4; Angiopoietin-related protein 4; ANGPTL2; ANGPTL4 C-terminal chain; ANGPTL4 N-terminal chain; ARP4; Fasting-induced adipose factor; FIAF; fibrinogen/angiopoietin-related protein; hepatic angiopoietin-related protein; Hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin-related protein; HFARP; major histocompatibility complex region NG27; NL2; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (P; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma induced angiopoietin-related protein; PGAR; pp1158; PPARG angiopoietin related protein; Secreted protein Bk89
Gene Aliases: ANGPTL4; ARP4; Bk89; Farp; FIAF; HARP; HFARP; Ng27; NL2; PGAR; Pgarg; PP1158; PSEC0166; TGQTL; UNQ171; UNQ171/PRO197
Molecular Function: signaling molecule