Aliases for FGD2 Gene
External Ids for FGD2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FGD2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to a family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) which control cytoskeleton-dependent membrane rearrangements by activating the cell division cycle 42 (CDC42) protein. This gene is expressed in B lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. The encoded protein may play a role in leukocyte signaling and vesicle trafficking in antigen-presenting cells in the immune system. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2016]
GeneCards Summary for FGD2 Gene
FGD2 (FYVE, RhoGEF And PH Domain Containing 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are p75 NTR receptor-mediated signalling and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity and small GTPase binding. An important paralog of this gene is FGD4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FGD2 Gene
Activates CDC42, a member of the Ras-like family of Rho- and Rac proteins, by exchanging bound GDP for free GTP. Activates JNK1 via CDC42 but not RAC1. Binds to phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate, phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate, phosphatidylinositol 5-monophosphate, phosphatidylinositol 4-monophosphate and phosphatidylinositol 3-monophosphate (By similarity).