CCN Proteins (Cellular Communication Network Factors): Expanding Their Repertoire Toward a New Concept

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Abstract

I herein report the general structures and functions of CCN proteins and possible molecular mechanisms involved in the unique biological actions of this family of intercellular signaling regulators, which are considered matricellular proteins and were once referred to as “signal conductors” but have recently been renamed “Cellular Communication Network Factors.” Their repertoire of functions beyond their role as matricellular proteins is also described to aid in future studies. Advanced research concerning their relevance to pathology is briefly introduced as well. The information provided in this chapter is expected to be useful for readers of subsequent chapters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume2582
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

Keywords

  • Binding partner
  • CCN family
  • Cellular communication network factor
  • Intercellular signaling
  • Matricellular protein
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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