Aliases for CADPS Gene
External Ids for CADPS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CADPS Gene
This gene encodes a novel neural/endocrine-specific cytosolic and peripheral membrane protein required for the Ca2+-regulated exocytosis of secretory vesicles. The protein acts at a stage in exocytosis that follows ATP-dependent priming, which involves the essential synthesis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P2). Alternative splicing has been observed at this locus and three variants, encoding distinct isoforms, are described. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CADPS Gene
CADPS (Calcium Dependent Secretion Activator) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CADPS include Pineoblastoma and Pineal Gland Cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is CADPS2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CADPS Gene
Calcium-binding protein involved in exocytosis of vesicles filled with neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. Probably acts upstream of fusion in the biogenesis or maintenance of mature secretory vesicles. Regulates catecholamine loading of DCVs. May specifically mediate the Ca(2+)-dependent exocytosis of large dense-core vesicles (DCVs) and other dense-core vesicles by acting as a PtdIns(4,5)P2-binding protein that acts at prefusion step following ATP-dependent priming and participates in DCVs-membrane fusion. However, it may also participate in small clear synaptic vesicles (SVs) exocytosis and it is unclear whether its function is related to Ca(2+) triggering (By similarity).