Aliases for CDC42EP5 Gene
External Ids for CDC42EP5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDC42EP5 Gene
Cell division control protein 42 (CDC42), a small Rho GTPase, regulates the formation of F-actin-containing structures through its interaction with the downstream effector proteins. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the Borg (binder of Rho GTPases) family of CDC42 effector proteins. Borg family proteins contain a CRIB (Cdc42/Rac interactive-binding) domain. They bind to CDC42 and regulate its function negatively. The encoded protein may inhibit c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) independently of CDC42 binding. The protein may also play a role in septin organization and inducing pseudopodia formation in fibroblasts [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CDC42EP5 Gene
CDC42EP5 (CDC42 Effector Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Actin Nucleation by ARP-WASP Complex and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP-Rho binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDC42EP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDC42EP5 Gene
Probably involved in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton. May act downstream of CDC42 to induce actin filament assembly leading to cell shape changes. Induces pseudopodia formation in fibroblasts. Inhibits MAPK8 independently of CDC42 binding. Controls septin organization and this effect is negatively regulated by CDC42 (By similarity).