Aliases for ARL6 Gene
External Ids for ARL6 Gene
Previous Symbols for ARL6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the ARF-like (ADP ribosylation factor-like) sub-family of the ARF family of GTP-binding proteins which are involved in regulation of intracellular traffic. Mutations in this gene are associated with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants of this gene. A vision-specific transcript encoding a different protein has been described (PMID: 20333246). [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ARL6 Gene
ARL6 (ADP-Ribosylation Factor-Like 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARL6 include bardet-biedl syndrome 3 and retinitis pigmentosa 55. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and phospholipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is ARL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARL6 Gene
Involved in membrane protein trafficking at the base of the ciliary organelle. Mediates recruitment onto plasma membrane of the BBSome complex which would constitute a coat complex required for sorting of specific membrane proteins to the primary cilia (PubMed:20603001). Together with BBS1, is necessary for correct trafficking of PKD1 to primary cilia (By similarity). Together with the BBSome complex and LTZL1, controls SMO ciliary trafficking and contributes to the sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway regulation (PubMed:22072986). May regulate cilia assembly and disassembly and subsequent ciliary signaling events such as the Wnt signaling cascade (PubMed:20207729). Isoform 2 may be required for proper retinal function and organization (By similarity).