The protein encoded by this gene is an antagonist of angiopoietin 1 (ANGPT1) and endothelial TEK tyrosine kinase (TIE-2, TEK). The encoded protein disrupts the vascular remodeling ability of ANGPT1 and may induce endothelial cell apoptosis. Three transcript variants encoding three different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: AGPT2; ANG-2; ANG2; Angiopoietin-2; angiopoietin-2a; angiopoietin-2B; Tie2-ligand
Gene Aliases: AGPT2; Ang-2; ANG2; ANGPT2
Molecular Function: signaling molecule