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Insulin-like growth factor 2 receptor

Insulin-like growth factor 2 receptor
PDB rendering based on 1e6f.
Available structures: 1e6f, 1gp0, 1gp3, 1gqb, 2cnj
Symbol(s) IGF2R; CD222; CIMPR; M6P-R; MPRI
External IDs OMIM: 147280 MGI: 96435 Homologene: 676
RNA expression pattern

More reference expression data

Human Mouse
Entrez 3482 16004
Ensembl ENSG00000197081 ENSMUSG00000023830
Uniprot P11717 Q7TMR1
Refseq NM_000876 (mRNA)
NP_000867 (protein)
NM_010515 (mRNA)
NP_034645 (protein)
Location Chr 6: 160.31 - 160.45 Mb Chr 17: 12.53 - 12.61 Mb
Pubmed search [1] [2]

In biochemistry and cell biology, the insulin-like growth factor 2 receptor (IGF2R), also called the cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate receptor (CI-MPR), is a multifunctional protein receptor that binds insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) at the cell surface and mannose-6-phosphate (M6P)-tagged proteins in the trans-Golgi network.



The structure of the IGF2R is a type I transmembrane protein (that is, it has a single transmembrane domain with its C-terminus on the cytoplasmic side of lipid membranes) with a large extracellular/lumenal domain and a relatively short cytoplasmic tail (Ghosh, Dahms & Kornfeld 2003). The extracellular domain consists a small region homologous to the collagen-binding domain of fibronectin and of fifteen repeats of approximately 147 amino acid residues. Each of these repeats is homologous to the 157-residue extracytoplasmic domain of the mannose 6-phosphate receptor. Binding to IGF2 is mediated through one of the repeats, while two different repeats are responsible for binding to mannose-6-phosphate. The IGF2R is approximately 300 kDa in size it appears to exist and function as a dimer.


IGF2R functions to clear IGF2 from the cell surface to attenuate signalling, and to transport lysosomal acid hydrolase precursors from the Golgi apparatus to the lysosome. After binding IGF2 at the cell surface, IGF2Rs accumulate in forming clathrin-coated vesicles and are internalized. In the lumen of the trans-Golgi network, the IGF2R binds M6P-tagged cargo (Ghosh, Dahms & Kornfeld 2003). The IGF2Rs (bound to their cargo) are recognized by the GGA family of clathrin adaptor proteins and accumulate in forming clathrin-coated vesicles (Ghosh & Kornfeld 2004). IGF2Rs from both the cell surface and the Golgi are trafficked to the early endosome where, in the relatively low pH environment of the endosome, the IGF2Rs release their cargo. The IGF2Rs are recycled back to the Golgi, again by way of interaction with GGAs and vesicles. The cargo proteins are then trafficked to the lysosome via the late endosome independently of the IGF2Rs.


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  • Ghosh, Pradipta & Kornfeld, Stuart (2004), " ", European Journal of Cell Biology 83: 257-262, PMID 15511083

See also

Further reading

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