Aliases for MAP1A Gene
External Ids for MAP1A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MAP1A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAP1A Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the microtubule-associated protein family. The proteins of this family are thought to be involved in microtubule assembly, which is an essential step in neurogenesis. The product of this gene is a precursor polypeptide that presumably undergoes proteolytic processing to generate the final MAP1A heavy chain and LC2 light chain. Expression of this gene is almost exclusively in the brain. Studies of the rat microtubule-associated protein 1A gene suggested a role in early events of spinal cord development. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MAP1A Gene
MAP1A (Microtubule Associated Protein 1A) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and microtubule binding. An important paralog of this gene is MAP1B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAP1A Gene
Structural protein involved in the filamentous cross-bridging between microtubules and other skeletal elements.