Aliases for ARL3 Gene
External Ids for ARL3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARL3 Gene
ADP-ribosylation factor-like 3 is a member of the ADP-ribosylation factor family of GTP-binding proteins. ARL3 binds guanine nucleotides but lacks ADP-ribosylation factor activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ARL3 Gene
ARL3 (ADP Ribosylation Factor Like GTPase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARL3 include Retinitis Pigmentosa 2 and Retinitis Pigmentosa 66. Among its related pathways are Organelle biogenesis and maintenance and Cargo trafficking to the periciliary membrane. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is ARL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARL3 Gene
Small GTP-binding protein which cycles between an inactive GDP-bound and an active GTP-bound form, and the rate of cycling is regulated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEF) and GTPase-activating proteins (GAP). Required for normal cytokinesis and cilia signaling. Requires assistance from GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) like RP2 and PDE6D, in order to cycle between inactive GDP-bound and active GTP-bound forms. Required for targeting proteins such as NPHP3 to the ciliary membrane by releasing myristoylated NPHP3 from UNC119B cargo adapter into the cilium. Does not act as an allosteric activator of the cholera toxin catalytic subunit.