LAMP2 (Lysosomal-associated membrane protein 2), also known as CD17b (Cluster of Differentiation 17b), is a member of a family of membrane glycoproteins. This glycoprotein provides selectins with carbohydrate ligands. In human, LAMP2, the causative gene of Danon disease, located on chromosome Xq24, encodes the lysosome-associated membrane protein-2 (LAMP-2). LAMP-2 deficiency, or Danon disease, is a rare X-linked lysosomal disease characterized by cardiomyopathy, vacuolar myopathy, and mental retardation. LAMP2 cardiomyopathy is an X-linked and highly progressive myocardial storage disorder associated with diminished survival, which clinically resembles sarcomeric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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