Aliases for AGAP2 Gene
External Ids for AGAP2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AGAP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AGAP2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the centaurin gamma-like family. It mediates anti-apoptotic effects of nerve growth factor by activating nuclear phosphoinositide 3-kinase. It is overexpressed in cancer cells, and promotes cancer cell invasion. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for AGAP2 Gene
AGAP2 (ArfGAP With GTPase Domain, Ankyrin Repeat And PH Domain 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AGAP2 include Diphyllobothriasis and Capillariasis. Among its related pathways are Netrin-1 signaling and Endocytosis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GTPase activator activity. An important paralog of this gene is AGAP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for AGAP2 Gene
GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for ARF1 and ARF5, which also shows strong GTPase activity. Isoform 1 participates in the prevention of neuronal apoptosis by enhancing PI3 kinase activity. It aids the coupling of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (GRM1) to cytoplasmic PI3 kinase by interacting with Homer scaffolding proteins, and also seems to mediate anti-apoptotic effects of NGF by activating nuclear PI3 kinase. Isoform 2 does not stimulate PI3 kinase but may protect cells from apoptosis by stimulating Akt. It also regulates the adapter protein 1 (AP-1)-dependent trafficking of proteins in the endosomal system. It seems to be oncogenic. It is overexpressed in cancer cells, prevents apoptosis and promotes cancer cell invasion.