Protein Name fibrinogen beta chain
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 2244
Gene Symbol


UniProt P02675 (FIBB_HUMAN), V9HVY1 (V9HVY1_HUMAN)
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fibrinogen beta chain

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is the beta component of fibrinogen, a blood-borne glycoprotein comprised of three pairs of nonidentical polypeptide chains. Following vascular injury, fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form fibrin which is the most abundant component of blood clots. In addition, various cleavage products of fibrinogen and fibrin regulate cell adhesion and spreading, display vasoconstrictor and chemotactic activities, and are mitogens for several cell types. Fibrinogen serves key roles in hemostasis and antimicrobial host defense. Mutations in this gene lead to several disorders, including afibrinogenemia, dysfibrinogenemia, hypodysfibrinogenemia and thrombotic tendency. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2020]

  • fibrinogen beta chain
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