Aliases for MACF1 Gene
External Ids for MACF1 Gene
This gene encodes a large protein containing numerous spectrin and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains. The encoded protein is a member of a family of proteins that form bridges between different cytoskeletal elements. This protein facilitates actin-microtubule interactions at the cell periphery and couples the microtubule network to cellular junctions. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for MACF1 Gene
MACF1 (Microtubule-Actin Crosslinking Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and microtubule binding. An important paralog of this gene is DST.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MACF1 Gene
Isoform 2 is a F-actin-binding protein which may play a role in cross-linking actin to other cytoskeletal proteins and also binds to microtubules. Plays an important role in ERBB2-dependent stabilization of microtubules at the cell cortex. Acts as a positive regulator of Wnt receptor signaling pathway and is involved in the translocation of AXIN1 and its associated complex (composed of APC, CTNNB1 and GSK3B) from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane. Has actin-regulated ATPase activity and is essential for controlling focal adhesions (FAs) assembly and dynamics. May play role in delivery of transport vesicles containing GPI-linked proteins from the trans-Golgi network through its interaction with GOLGA4. Plays a key role in wound healing and epidermal cell migration. Required for efficient upward migration of bulge cells in response to wounding and this function is primarily rooted in its ability to coordinate MT dynamics and polarize hair follicle stem cells (By similarity).