Aliases for CALD1 Gene
External Ids for CALD1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CALD1 Gene
This gene encodes a calmodulin- and actin-binding protein that plays an essential role in the regulation of smooth muscle and nonmuscle contraction. The conserved domain of this protein possesses the binding activities to Ca(2+)-calmodulin, actin, tropomyosin, myosin, and phospholipids. This protein is a potent inhibitor of the actin-tropomyosin activated myosin MgATPase, and serves as a mediating factor for Ca(2+)-dependent inhibition of smooth muscle contraction. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CALD1 Gene
CALD1 (Caldesmon 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CALD1 include Mixed Endometrial Stromal And Smooth Muscle Tumor and Kidney Leiomyosarcoma. Among its related pathways are Vascular smooth muscle contraction and Cardiac conduction. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding and myosin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CALD1 Gene
Actin- and myosin-binding protein implicated in the regulation of actomyosin interactions in smooth muscle and nonmuscle cells (could act as a bridge between myosin and actin filaments). Stimulates actin binding of tropomyosin which increases the stabilization of actin filament structure. In muscle tissues, inhibits the actomyosin ATPase by binding to F-actin. This inhibition is attenuated by calcium-calmodulin and is potentiated by tropomyosin. Interacts with actin, myosin, two molecules of tropomyosin and with calmodulin. Also play an essential role during cellular mitosis and receptor capping. Involved in Schwann cell migration during peripheral nerve regeneration (By similarity).