Aliases for CAPN8 Gene
External Ids for CAPN8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CAPN8 Gene
GeneCards Summary for CAPN8 Gene
CAPN8 (Calpain 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Apoptosis Pathway and Degradation of the extracellular matrix. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and calcium-dependent cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CAPN2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CAPN8 Gene
Calcium-regulated non-lysosomal thiol-protease. Involved in membrane trafficking in the gastric surface mucus cells (pit cells) and may involve the membrane trafficking of mucus cells via interactions with coat protein. Proteolytically cleaves the beta-subunit of coatomer complex (By similarity).
Calpains are a group of calcium-sensitive cysteine proteases that are ubiquitously expressed in mammals. Structurally, calpains contain two subunits; an 80 kDa catalytic subunit and a 28 kDa regulatory subunit that functions as a chaperone to stabilize the 80 kDa structure.