Aliases for CAVIN1 Gene
External Ids for CAVIN1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CAVIN1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that enables the dissociation of paused ternary polymerase I transcription complexes from the 3' end of pre-rRNA transcripts. This protein regulates rRNA transcription by promoting the dissociation of transcription complexes and the reinitiation of polymerase I on nascent rRNA transcripts. This protein also localizes to caveolae at the plasma membrane and is thought to play a critical role in the formation of caveolae and the stabilization of caveolins. This protein translocates from caveolae to the cytoplasm after insulin stimulation. Caveolae contain truncated forms of this protein and may be the site of phosphorylation-dependent proteolysis. This protein is also thought to modify lipid metabolism and insulin-regulated gene expression. Mutations in this gene result in a disorder characterized by generalized lipodystrophy and muscular dystrophy. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009]
GeneCards Summary for CAVIN1 Gene
CAVIN1 (Caveolae Associated Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CAVIN1 include Lipodystrophy, Congenital Generalized, Type 4 and Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy. Among its related pathways are Cytoskeletal Signaling and RNA Polymerase I Promoter Escape. An important paralog of this gene is CAVIN2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CAVIN1 Gene
Plays an important role in caveolae formation and organization. Essential for the formation of caveolae in all tissues (PubMed:18056712, PubMed:18191225, PubMed:19726876). Core component of the CAVIN complex which is essential for recruitment of the complex to the caveolae in presence of calveolin-1 (CAV1). Essential for normal oligomerization of CAV1. Promotes ribosomal transcriptional activity in response to metabolic challenges in the adipocytes and plays an important role in the formation of the ribosomal transcriptional loop. Dissociates transcription complexes paused by DNA-bound TTF1, thereby releasing both RNA polymerase I and pre-RNA from the template (By similarity) (PubMed:18056712, PubMed:18191225, PubMed:19726876). The caveolae biogenesis pathway is required for the secretion of proteins such as GASK1A (By similarity).