Aliases for LPP Gene
External Ids for LPP Gene
This gene encodes a member of a subfamily of LIM domain proteins that are characterized by an N-terminal proline-rich region and three C-terminal LIM domains. The encoded protein localizes to the cell periphery in focal adhesions and may be involved in cell-cell adhesion and cell motility. This protein also shuttles through the nucleus and may function as a transcriptional co-activator. This gene is located at the junction of certain disease-related chromosomal translocations, which result in the expression of chimeric proteins that may promote tumor growth. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for LPP Gene
LPP (LIM Domain Containing Preferred Translocation Partner In Lipoma) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LPP include lipoma and acute t cell leukemia. Among its related pathways are Cytoskeletal Signaling and Stabilization and expansion of the E-cadherin adherens junction. An important paralog of this gene is AJUBA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LPP Gene
May play a structural role at sites of cell adhesion in maintaining cell shape and motility. In addition to these structural functions, it may also be implicated in signaling events and activation of gene transcription. May be involved in signal transduction from cell adhesion sites to the nucleus allowing successful integration of signals arising from soluble factors and cell-cell adhesion sites. Also suggested to serve as a scaffold protein upon which distinct protein complexes are assembled in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus.