Extracellular annexin II.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Annexin II belongs to a family of calcium-dependent, phospholipid binding proteins. Annexin II was first identified as an intracellular protein and attributed intracellular functions. Although it lacks a signal peptide and its mechanism of secretion is unknown, extracellular annexin II has recently been found in several tissues as both soluble and membrane-bound protein. Cell-surface annexin II has been identified as a receptor for a number of polypeptide ligands. Extracellular annexin II may be important in several biological processes, such as fibrinolysis, cell adhesion, ligand-mediated cell signaling and virus infection. These processes provide several possibilities for therapeutic approaches targeting extracellular annexin II, and future research should further illuminate the biology of this molecule.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Siever, DA; Erickson, HP

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1219 - 1223

PubMed ID

  • 9451817

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1357-2725

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1357-2725(97)00057-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands