Aliases for TIAM2 Gene
External Ids for TIAM2 Gene
This gene encodes a guanine nucleotide exchange factor. A highly similar mouse protein specifically activates ras-related C3 botulinum substrate 1, converting this Rho-like guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) from a guanosine diphosphate-bound inactive state to a guanosine triphosphate-bound active state. The encoded protein may play a role in neural cell development. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TIAM2 Gene
TIAM2 (T-Cell Lymphoma Invasion And Metastasis 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by FGFR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include phospholipid binding and guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ARHGEF7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TIAM2 Gene
Modulates the activity of RHO-like proteins and connects extracellular signals to cytoskeletal activities. Acts as a GDP-dissociation stimulator protein that stimulates the GDP-GTP exchange activity of RHO-like GTPases and activates them. Mediates extracellular laminin signals to activate Rac1, contributing to neurite growth. Involved in lamellipodial formation and advancement of the growth cone of embryonic hippocampal neurons. Promotes migration of neurons in the cerebral cortex. When overexpressed, induces membrane ruffling accompanied by the accumulation of actin filaments along the altered plasma membrane (By similarity). Activates specifically RAC1, but not CDC42 and RHOA.