Aliases for SEPT4 Gene
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Previous Symbols for SEPT4 Gene
This gene is a member of the septin family of nucleotide binding proteins, originally described in yeast as cell division cycle regulatory proteins. Septins are highly conserved in yeast, Drosophila, and mouse, and appear to regulate cytoskeletal organization. Disruption of septin function disturbs cytokinesis and results in large multinucleate or polyploid cells. This gene is highly expressed in brain and heart. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. One of the isoforms (known as ARTS) is distinct; it is localized to the mitochondria, and has a role in apoptosis and cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SEPT4 Gene
SEPT4 (Septin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and Actin Nucleation by ARP-WASP Complex. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is SEPT6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SEPT4 Gene
Filament-forming cytoskeletal GTPase (By similarity). May play a role in cytokinesis (Potential). May play a role in platelet secretion. Isoform ARTS, but not the other isoforms, is required for the induction of cell death mediated by TGF-beta and by other apoptotic stimuli.