"Integrin alpha4" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An integrin alpha subunit that is unique in that it does not contain an I-domain, and its proteolytic cleavage site is near the middle of the extracellular portion of the polypeptide rather than close to the membrane, as in other integrin alpha subunits.
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