Aliases for CFL1 Gene
External Ids for CFL1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CFL1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CFL1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene can polymerize and depolymerize F-actin and G-actin in a pH-dependent manner. Increased phosphorylation of this protein by LIM kinase aids in Rho-induced reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton. Cofilin is a widely distributed intracellular actin-modulating protein that binds and depolymerizes filamentous F-actin and inhibits the polymerization of monomeric G-actin in a pH-dependent manner. It is involved in the translocation of actin-cofilin complex from cytoplasm to nucleus.[supplied by OMIM, Apr 2004]
GeneCards Summary for CFL1 Gene
CFL1 (Cofilin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CFL1 include Corticobasal Degeneration and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Semaphorin interactions and Development Slit-Robo signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include actin binding. An important paralog of this gene is CFL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CFL1 Gene
Binds to F-actin and exhibits pH-sensitive F-actin depolymerizing activity. Regulates actin cytoskeleton dynamics. Important for normal progress through mitosis and normal cytokinesis. Plays a role in the regulation of cell morphology and cytoskeletal organization. Required for the up-regulation of atypical chemokine receptor ACKR2 from endosomal compartment to cell membrane, increasing its efficiency in chemokine uptake and degradation (PubMed:11812157, PubMed:15580268, PubMed:21834987, PubMed:23633677). Required for neural tube morphogenesis and neural crest cell migration (By similarity).