Aliases for TOR2A Gene
External Ids for TOR2A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TOR2A Gene
This gene encodes a member of the AAA family of adenosine triphosphatases with similarity to Clp proteases and heat shock proteins. Alternative splicing at this locus results in the translation of multiple isoforms of the encoded protein, some of which contain salusin peptides in the C-terminal region. These peptides may play roles in hypotension, myocardial growth and the induction of mitogenesis, and may also be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The antimicrobial peptide salusin-beta has antibacterial activity. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for TOR2A Gene
TOR2A (Torsin Family 2 Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TOR2A include atherosclerosis and torsion dystonia. GO annotations related to this gene include hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is TOR4A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TOR2A Gene
Salusins -alpha and -beta may be endocrine and/or paracrine factors able to increase intracellular calcium concentrations and induce cell mitogenesis. Salusins may also be potent hypotensive peptides.