Aliases for PITPNB Gene
External Ids for PITPNB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PITPNB Gene
This gene encodes a cytoplasmic protein that catalyzes the transfer of phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylcholine between membranes. This transfer activity is required for COPI complex-mediated retrograde transport from the Golgi apparatus to the endoplasmic reticulum. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for PITPNB Gene
PITPNB (Phosphatidylinositol Transfer Protein Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and PI Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is PITPNA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PITPNB Gene
Catalyzes the transfer of PtdIns and phosphatidylcholine between membranes.