Aliases for USO1 Gene
External Ids for USO1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for USO1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a peripheral membrane protein which recycles between the cytosol and the Golgi apparatus during interphase. It is regulated by phosphorylation: dephosphorylated protein associates with the Golgi membrane and dissociates from the membrane upon phosphorylation. Ras-associated protein 1 recruits this protein to coat protein complex II (COPII) vesicles during budding from the endoplasmic reticulum, where it interacts with a set of COPII vesicle-associated SNAREs to form a cis-SNARE complex that promotes targeting to the Golgi apparatus. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
GeneCards Summary for USO1 Gene
USO1 (USO1 Vesicle Transport Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Mitotic Prophase and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein transporter activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USO1 Gene
General vesicular transport factor required for intercisternal transport in the Golgi stack; it is required for transcytotic fusion and/or subsequent binding of the vesicles to the target membrane. May well act as a vesicular anchor by interacting with the target membrane and holding the vesicular and target membranes in proximity.