External Ids for TLN2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein related to talin 1, a cytoskeletal protein that plays a significant role in the assembly of actin filaments and in spreading and migration of various cell types, including fibroblasts and osteoclasts. This protein has a different pattern of expression compared to talin 1 but, like talin 1, is thought to associate with unique transmembrane receptors to form novel linkages between extracellular matrices and the actin cytoskeleton. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TLN2 Gene
TLN2 (Talin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Ras signaling pathway and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding and structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is HIP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TLN2 Gene
As a major component of focal adhesion plaques that links integrin to the actin cytoskeleton, may play an important role in cell adhesion. Recruits PIP5K1C to focal adhesion plaques and strongly activates its kinase activity (By similarity).