The Full Wiki

ACVR1B: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Activin A receptor, type IB

PDB rendering based on 1rw8.
Available structures
External IDs OMIM601300 MGI1338944 HomoloGene20906 GeneCards: ACVR1B Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 91 11479
Ensembl ENSG00000135503 ENSMUSG00000000532
UniProt P36896 Q3TZF1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_004302 NM_007395
RefSeq (protein) NP_004293 NP_031421
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
50.49 - 50.68 Mb
Chr 15:
101 - 101.04 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Activin receptor type-1B is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACVR1B gene.[1][2]

ACVR1B or ALK-4 acts as a transducer of activin or activin like ligands (e.g., inhibin) signals. Activin binds to either ACVR2A or ACVR2B and then forms a complex with ACVR1B. These go on to recruit the R-SMADs SMAD2 or SMAD3.[3] ACVR1B also transduces signals of nodal, GDF-1, and Vg1; however, unlike activin, they require other coreceptor molecules such as the protein Cripto.[4]

Activins are dimeric growth and differentiation factors which belong to the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily of structurally related signaling proteins. Activins signal through a heteromeric complex of receptor serine kinases which include at least two type I (I and IB) and two type II (II and IIB) receptors. These receptors are all transmembrane proteins, composed of a ligand-binding extracellular domain with a cysteine-rich region, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain with predicted serine/threonine specificity. Type I receptors are essential for signaling, and type II receptors are required for binding ligands and for expression of type I receptors. Type I and II receptors form a stable complex after ligand binding, resulting in phosphorylation of type I receptors by type II receptors. This gene encodes activin A type IB receptor, composed of 11 exons. Alternative splicing and alternative polyadenylation result in 3 fully described transcript variants. The mRNA expression of variants 1, 2, and 3 is confirmed, and a potential fourth variant contains an alternative exon 8 and lacks exons 9 through 11, but its mRNA expression has not been confirmed.[2]


ACVR1B has been shown to interact with ACVR2B[5][6] and ACVR2A.[7][6]


  1. ^ ten Dijke P, Ichijo H, Franzen P, Schulz P, Saras J, Toyoshima H, Heldin CH, Miyazono K (Oct 1993). "Activin receptor-like kinases: a novel subclass of cell-surface receptors with predicted serine/threonine kinase activity". Oncogene 8 (10): 2879–87. PMID 8397373.  
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: ACVR1B activin A receptor, type IB".  
  3. ^ Inman GJ, Nicolás FJ, Callahan JF, Harling JD, Gaster LM, Reith AD, Laping NJ, Hill CS (2002). "SB-431542 is a potent and specific inhibitor of transforming growth factor-beta superfamily type I activin receptor-like kinase (ALK) receptors ALK4, ALK5, and ALK7". Mol. Pharmacol. 62 (1): 65–74. doi:10.1124/mol.62.1.65. PMID 12065756.  
  4. ^ Harrison CA, Gray PC, Koerber SC, Fischer W, Vale W (2003). "Identification of a functional binding site for activin on the type I receptor ALK4". J. Biol. Chem. 278 (23): 21129–35. doi:10.1074/jbc.M302015200. PMID 12665502.  
  5. ^ Attisano, L; Wrana J L, Montalvo E, Massagué J (Mar. 1996). "Activation of signalling by the activin receptor complex". Mol. Cell. Biol. (UNITED STATES) 16 (3): 1066–73. ISSN 0270-7306. PMID 8622651.  
  6. ^ a b De Winter, J P; De Vries C J, Van Achterberg T A, Ameerun R F, Feijen A, Sugino H, De Waele P, Huylebroeck D, Verschueren K, Van Den Eijden-Van Raaij A J (May. 1996). "Truncated activin type II receptors inhibit bioactivity by the formation of heteromeric complexes with activin type I. receptors". Exp. Cell Res. (UNITED STATES) 224 (2): 323–34. ISSN 0014-4827. PMID 8612709.  
  7. ^ Lebrun, J J; Takabe K, Chen Y, Vale W (Jan. 1999). "Roles of pathway-specific and inhibitory Smads in activin receptor signaling". Mol. Endocrinol. (UNITED STATES) 13 (1): 15–23. ISSN 0888-8809. PMID 9892009.  

Further reading

  • Welt CK (2002). "The physiology and pathophysiology of inhibin, activin and follistatin in female reproduction.". Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol. 14 (3): 317–23. doi:10.1097/00001703-200206000-00012. PMID 12032389.  
  • Liu F, Ventura F, Doody J, Massagué J (1995). "Human type II receptor for bone morphogenic proteins (BMPs): extension of the two-kinase receptor model to the BMPs.". Mol. Cell. Biol. 15 (7): 3479–86. PMID 7791754.  
  • Xu J, Matsuzaki K, McKeehan K, et al. (1994). "Genomic structure and cloned cDNAs predict that four variants in the kinase domain of serine/threonine kinase receptors arise by alternative splicing and poly(A) addition.". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 91 (17): 7957–61. doi:10.1073/pnas.91.17.7957. PMID 8058741.  
  • Cárcamo J, Weis FM, Ventura F, et al. (1994). "Type I receptors specify growth-inhibitory and transcriptional responses to transforming growth factor beta and activin.". Mol. Cell. Biol. 14 (6): 3810–21. PMID 8196624.  
  • De Winter JP, De Vries CJ, Van Achterberg TA, et al. (1996). "Truncated activin type II receptors inhibit bioactivity by the formation of heteromeric complexes with activin type I. receptors.". Exp. Cell Res. 224 (2): 323–34. doi:10.1006/excr.1996.0142. PMID 8612709.  
  • Attisano L, Wrana JL, Montalvo E, Massagué J (1996). "Activation of signalling by the activin receptor complex.". Mol. Cell. Biol. 16 (3): 1066–73. PMID 8622651.  
  • Lebrun JJ, Vale WW (1997). "Activin and inhibin have antagonistic effects on ligand-dependent heteromerization of the type I and type II activin receptors and human erythroid differentiation.". Mol. Cell. Biol. 17 (3): 1682–91. PMID 9032295.  
  • Röijer E, Miyazono K, Aström AK, et al. (1998). "Chromosomal localization of three human genes encoding members of the TGF-beta superfamily of type I serine/threonine kinase receptors.". Mamm. Genome 9 (3): 266–8. doi:10.1007/s003359900745. PMID 9501322.  
  • Souchelnytskyi S, Nakayama T, Nakao A, et al. (1998). "Physical and functional interaction of murine and Xenopus Smad7 with bone morphogenetic protein receptors and transforming growth factor-beta receptors.". J. Biol. Chem. 273 (39): 25364–70. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.39.25364. PMID 9738003.  
  • Hashimoto O, Yamato K, Koseki T, et al. (1999). "The role of activin type I receptors in activin A-induced growth arrest and apoptosis in mouse B-cell hybridoma cells.". Cell. Signal. 10 (10): 743–9. doi:10.1016/S0898-6568(98)00021-7. PMID 9884026.  
  • Lebrun JJ, Takabe K, Chen Y, Vale W (1999). "Roles of pathway-specific and inhibitory Smads in activin receptor signaling.". Mol. Endocrinol. 13 (1): 15–23. doi:10.1210/me.13.1.15. PMID 9892009.  
  • Gray PC, Greenwald J, Blount AL, et al. (2000). "Identification of a binding site on the type II activin receptor for activin and inhibin.". J. Biol. Chem. 275 (5): 3206–12. doi:10.1074/jbc.275.5.3206. PMID 10652306.  
  • Zhou Y, Sun H, Danila DC, et al. (2001). "Truncated activin type I receptor Alk4 isoforms are dominant negative receptors inhibiting activin signaling.". Mol. Endocrinol. 14 (12): 2066–75. doi:10.1210/me.14.12.2066. PMID 11117535.  
  • Su GH, Bansal R, Murphy KM, et al. (2001). "ACVR1B (ALK4, activin receptor type 1B) gene mutations in pancreatic carcinoma.". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98 (6): 3254–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.051484398. PMID 11248065.  
  • Chapman SC, Woodruff TK (2001). "Modulation of activin signal transduction by inhibin B and inhibin-binding protein (INhBP).". Mol. Endocrinol. 15 (4): 668–79. doi:10.1210/me.15.4.668. PMID 11266516.  
  • Wurthner JU, Frank DB, Felici A, et al. (2001). "Transforming growth factor-beta receptor-associated protein 1 is a Smad4 chaperone.". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (22): 19495–502. doi:10.1074/jbc.M006473200. PMID 11278302.  
  • Parks WT, Frank DB, Huff C, et al. (2001). "Sorting nexin 6, a novel SNX, interacts with the transforming growth factor-beta family of receptor serine-threonine kinases.". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (22): 19332–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.M100606200. PMID 11279102.  
  • Birkey Reffey S, Wurthner JU, Parks WT, et al. (2001). "X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein functions as a cofactor in transforming growth factor-beta signaling.". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (28): 26542–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.M100331200. PMID 11356828.  
  • Bianco C, Adkins HB, Wechselberger C, et al. (2002). "Cripto-1 activates nodal- and ALK4-dependent and -independent signaling pathways in mammary epithelial Cells.". Mol. Cell. Biol. 22 (8): 2586–97. doi:10.1128/MCB.22.8.2586-2597.2002. PMID 11909953.  


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address