connective tissue growth factor

Ligand id: 8927

Name: connective tissue growth factor

Abbreviated name: CTGF

Species: Human

Compound class Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Gene symbol Gene name Species Precursor protein name Synonyms
CTGF connective tissue growth factor Human connective tissue growth factor precursor CCN2, IGFBP8
CTGF is a multifunctional growth factor secreted by vascular endothelial cells. CTGF is involved in cell migration, proliferation, and differentiation, plays a role chondrogenesis and is involved in the modulation of extracellular matrix deposition and angiogenesis [1-4]. CTGF is expressed at high levels in several types of human malignancies.
CTGF is a clinical molecular target for the identification of therapeutics for the treatment of fibroproliferative diseases.
The signal peptide sequence is MTAASMGPVRVAFVVLLALCSRPAVG (1-26 of the full length amino acid sequence detailed here).