This biomarker is also known as:
- chromosome 14 open reading frame 141,
- latent transforming growth factor beta binding protein 2,
- Latent-transforming growth factor beta-binding protein 2,
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LTBP2, the largest member of the latent transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta binding protein family, possesses unique regions and is most similar to the fibrillins. It has thus been suggested that it may have multiple functions: as a member of the TGF-beta latent complex, as a structural component of microfibrils, and a role in cell adhesion. LTBP2 forms part of the large latent transforming growth factor beta precursor complex; removal is essential for activation of complex. It is expressed in lung, weakly expressed in heart, placenta, liver and skeletal muscle.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
No additional ovarian data available.
LTBP2 was one of 50 tumor vasculature-associated genes with transmembrane or secreted protein products identified through expression profiling of ovarian cancer vascular cells. These 50 tumor vascular markers (TVMs) also had low or no expression in normal tissues. LTBP2 was not in the group of 13 selected for further validation.
This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review.
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Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.
The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.
The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.
The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.