The MH1 domains of smad2 and smad3 are involved in the regulation of the ALK7 signals.


The biological responses of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) superfamily are induced by activation of a receptor complex and Smad proteins. We surveyed the TGF-beta superfamily receptors using the degenerate PCR strategy, and found activin receptor-like kinase 7 (ALK7) to be abundantly expressed in fetal rat pancreatic islets. ALK7 is also… (More)