Aliases for DOC2B Gene
External Ids for DOC2B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DOC2B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DOC2B Gene
There are at least two protein isoforms of the Double C2 protein, namely alpha (DOC2A) and beta (DOC2B), which contain two C2-like domains. DOC2A and DOC2B are encoded by different genes; these genes are at times confused with the unrelated DAB2 gene which was initially named DOC-2. DOC2B is expressed ubiquitously and is suggested to be involved in Ca(2+)-dependent intracellular vesicle trafficking in various types of cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DOC2B Gene
DOC2B (Double C2 Domain Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and calcium-dependent phospholipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is DOC2A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DOC2B Gene
Calcium sensor which positively regulates SNARE-dependent fusion of vesicles with membranes. Binds phospholipids in a calcium-dependent manner and may act at the priming stage of fusion by modifying membrane curvature to stimulate fusion. Involved in calcium-triggered exocytosis in chromaffin cells and calcium-dependent spontaneous release of neurotransmitter in absence of action potentials in neuronal cells. Involved both in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in pancreatic cells and insulin-dependent GLUT4 transport to the plasma membrane in adipocytes (By similarity).