Aliases for ELMO2 Gene
External Ids for ELMO2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ELMO2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene interacts with the dedicator of cyto-kinesis 1 protein. Similarity to a C. elegans protein suggests that this protein may function in phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and in cell migration. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for ELMO2 Gene
ELMO2 (Engulfment And Cell Motility 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ELMO2 include Vascular Malformation, Primary Intraosseous and Ramon Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Regulation of actin dynamics for phagocytic cup formation and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include binding and receptor tyrosine kinase binding. An important paralog of this gene is ELMO1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ELMO2 Gene
Involved in cytoskeletal rearrangements required for phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and cell motility. Acts in association with DOCK1 and CRK. Was initially proposed to be required in complex with DOCK1 to activate Rac Rho small GTPases. May enhance the guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) activity of DOCK1.