Aliases for CAVIN2 Gene
External Ids for CAVIN2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CAVIN2 Gene
This gene encodes a calcium-independent phospholipid-binding protein whose expression increases in serum-starved cells. This protein is a substrate for protein kinase C (PKC) phosphorylation and recruits polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF) to caveolae. Removal of this protein causes caveolae loss and its over-expression results in caveolae deformation and membrane tubulation.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for CAVIN2 Gene
CAVIN2 (Caveolae Associated Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is CAVIN1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CAVIN2 Gene
Plays an important role in caveolar biogenesis and morphology. Regulates caveolae morphology by inducing membrane curvature within caveolae (PubMed:19525939). Plays a role in caveola formation in a tissue-specific manner. Required for the formation of caveolae in the lung and fat endothelia but not in the heart endothelia. Negatively regulates the size or stability of CAVIN complexes in the lung endothelial cells. May play a role in targeting PRKCA to caveolae (By similarity).