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Unlike the syndecans which can make direct contact with internal cytoskeletal components to activate signal transduction pathways, glypican activation of signaling pathways must be indirect and involve other transmembrane molecules, since glypican does not contain a transmembrane domain. Although the function of each of the glypicans is not completely understood, each of the glypicans is differentially expressed during development. Glypican-1 is found in the brain, kidneys, skeletal muscle, and several other tissues (82-84).
VII. Glypicans Glypicans unlike the syndecans are not transmembrane heparan sulfate proteoglycans, but attached to the cell surface through a GPI lipid anchor. Fig. 3 presents a generalized schematic of the glypican structure. G. Velleman and C. Liu the different forms of glypican. The glypicans contain an N-terminus signal sequence, followed by a globular domain containing multiple cysteine residues, a glycosaminoglycan attachment domain, and a C-terminus that results in the formation of the GPI anchor to the cell surface.
The transmembrane form of betaglycan, when bound to TGF-[3, increases the affinity of TGF-[3 for T[3RII (103). This upregulates cellular responsiveness to TGF-[3, especially the TGF-[32 form of TGF-[3 (103). A soluble or shed form of betaglycan exists and is found in serum, extracellular matrices, and conditioned medium during in vitro cell culturing. For shedding to occur the extracellular or ectodomain of betaglycan is enzymatically cleaved. Cell Associated and Pericellular Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans 41 According to a recent study by Velasco-Loyden et al.