"Integrin beta Chains" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Integrin beta chains combine with integrin alpha chains to form heterodimeric cell surface receptors. Integrins have traditionally been classified into functional groups based on the identity of one of three beta chains present in the heterodimer. The beta chain is necessary and sufficient for integrin-dependent signaling. Its short cytoplasmic tail contains sequences critical for inside-out signaling.
|Integrin beta Chains
- Integrin beta Chains
- beta Chains, Integrin
- Integrin beta Subunits
- beta Integrins
- Integrins, beta
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Mice lacking the integrin beta5 subunit have accelerated osteoclast maturation and increased activity in the estrogen-deficient state. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Jan; 20(1):58-66.