Pleiotrophin (PTN) is an 18 kDa secreted heparin and chondroitin-binding protein that is a regulatory cytokine critical to the early development of blood vessels and neurons. High PTN serum levels are associated with a variety of solid tumors. It was shown that patients with multiple myeloma (MM) also have elevated serum levels of this protein. The expression of this protein is very limited in normal adult tissues.
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Protein Aliases: HB-GAM; HBBM; HBGF-8; HBNF; HBNF-1; heparin affin regulatory protein; Heparin-binding brain mitogen; Heparin-binding growth factor 8; Heparin-binding growth-associated molecule; heparin-binding neurite outgrowth promoting factor; Heparin-binding neurite outgrowth-promoting factor; Heparin-binding neurite outgrowth-promoting factor 1; OSF-1; Osteoblast-specific factor 1; Pleiotrophin; pleiotrophin (heparin binding growth factor 8, neurite growth-promoting factor 1); PTN
Gene Aliases: HARP; HB-GAM; HBBM; HBGF-8; HBGF8; HBNF; HBNF-1; HBNF1; NEGF1; OSF-1; PTN
UniProt ID: (Human) P21246
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5764