Aliases for GAN Gene
External Ids for GAN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GAN Gene
This gene encodes a member of the cytoskeletal BTB/kelch (Broad-Complex, Tramtrack and Bric a brac) repeat family. The encoded protein plays a role in neurofilament architecture and is involved in mediating the ubiquitination and degradation of some proteins. Defects in this gene are a cause of giant axonal neuropathy (GAN). [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GAN Gene
GAN (Gigaxonin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GAN include Giant Axonal Neuropathy 1, Autosomal Recessive and Giant Axonal Neuropathy. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Innate Immune System. An important paralog of this gene is KLHL35.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GAN Gene
Probable cytoskeletal component that directly or indirectly plays an important role in neurofilament architecture. May act as a substrate-specific adapter of an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase complex which mediates the ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of target proteins. Controls degradation of TBCB. Controls degradation of MAP1B and MAP1S, and is critical for neuronal maintenance and survival.