Aliases for CYTH4 Gene
External Ids for CYTH4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CYTH4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYTH4 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the PSCD family. Members of this family have identical structural organization that consists of an N-terminal coiled-coil motif, a central Sec7 domain, and a C-terminal pleckstrin homology (PH) domain. The coiled-coil motif is involved in homodimerization, the Sec7 domain contains guanine-nucleotide exchange protein (GEP) activity, and the PH domain interacts with phospholipids and is responsible for association of PSCDs with membranes. Members of this family appear to mediate the regulation of protein sorting and membrane trafficking. The encoded protein exhibits GEP activity in vitro with both ARF1 and ARF5 but is inactive with ARF6. The structures of this gene and CYTH1 are very similar. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CYTH4 Gene
CYTH4 (Cytohesin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include phospholipid binding and ARF guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000268465.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYTH4 Gene
Promotes guanine-nucleotide exchange on ARF1 and ARF5. Promotes the activation of ARF factors through replacement of GDP with GTP.