Aliases for COTL1 Gene
External Ids for COTL1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COTL1 Gene
This gene encodes one of the numerous actin-binding proteins which regulate the actin cytoskeleton. This protein binds F-actin, and also interacts with 5-lipoxygenase, which is the first committed enzyme in leukotriene biosynthesis. Although this gene has been reported to map to chromosome 17 in the Smith-Magenis syndrome region, the best alignments for this gene are to chromosome 16. The Smith-Magenis syndrome region is the site of two related pseudogenes. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COTL1 Gene
COTL1 (Coactosin-Like F-Actin Binding Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include enzyme binding and actin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COTL1 Gene
Binds to F-actin in a calcium-independent manner. Has no direct effect on actin depolymerization. Acts as a chaperone for ALOX5 (5LO), influencing both its stability and activity in leukotrienes synthesis.