Aliases for CAV1 Gene
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Previous Symbols for CAV1 Gene
The scaffolding protein encoded by this gene is the main component of the caveolae plasma membranes found in most cell types. The protein links integrin subunits to the tyrosine kinase FYN, an initiating step in coupling integrins to the Ras-ERK pathway and promoting cell cycle progression. The gene is a tumor suppressor gene candidate and a negative regulator of the Ras-p42/44 mitogen-activated kinase cascade. Caveolin 1 and caveolin 2 are located next to each other on chromosome 7 and express colocalizing proteins that form a stable hetero-oligomeric complex. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy. Alternatively spliced transcripts encode alpha and beta isoforms of caveolin 1.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CAV1 Gene
CAV1 (Caveolin 1, Caveolae Protein, 22kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CAV1 include pulmonary hypertension, primary, 3 and partial lipodystrophy, congenital cataracts, and neurodegeneration syndrome. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is CAV2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CAV1 Gene
May act as a scaffolding protein within caveolar membranes. Interacts directly with G-protein alpha subunits and can functionally regulate their activity (By similarity). Involved in the costimulatory signal essential for T-cell receptor (TCR)-mediated T-cell activation. Its binding to DPP4 induces T-cell proliferation and NF-kappa-B activation in a T-cell receptor/CD3-dependent manner. Recruits CTNNB1 to caveolar membranes and may regulate CTNNB1-mediated signaling through the Wnt pathway.