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Friday 13 January 2017


Definition: Betaglycan also known as Transforming growth factor beta receptor III (TGFBR3), is a cell-surface chondroitin sulfate / heparan sulfate proteoglycan >300 kDa in molecular weight.

Betaglycan binds to various members of the TGF-beta superfamily of ligands via its core protein, and bFGF via its heparan sulfate chains. It is not involved directly in TGF-beta signal transduction but by binding to various member of the TGF-beta superfamily at the cell surface it acts as a reservoir of ligand for TGF-beta receptors (TGFBRs ).


- Consistent t(1;10) with rearrangements of TGFBR3 and MGEA5 in :

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- Consistent t(1;10) with rearrangements of TGFBR3 and MGEA5 in both myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma and hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor.
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Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2011 Oct;50(10):757-64. doi : 10.1002/gcc.20897
PMID: 21717526