Aliases for SEC24A Gene
External Ids for SEC24A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SEC24A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to a family of proteins that are homologous to yeast Sec24. This protein is a component of coat protein II (COPII)-coated vesicles that mediate protein transport from the endoplasmic reticulum. COPII acts in the cytoplasm to promote the transport of secretory, plasma membrane, and vacuolar proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum to the golgi complex. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SEC24A Gene
SEC24A (SEC24 Homolog A, COPII Coat Complex Component) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum and Metabolism. An important paralog of this gene is SEC24B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SEC24A Gene
Component of the coat protein complex II (COPII) which promotes the formation of transport vesicles from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The coat has two main functions, the physical deformation of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane into vesicles and the selection of cargo molecules for their transport to the Golgi complex (PubMed:20427317, PubMed:17499046, PubMed:18843296). Plays a central role in cargo selection within the COPII complex and together with SEC24B may have a different specificity compared to SEC24C and SEC24D. May package preferentially cargos with cytoplasmic DxE or LxxLE motifs and may also recognize conformational epitopes (PubMed:17499046, PubMed:18843296).