Aliases for GOLGA8A Gene
External Ids for GOLGA8A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GOLGA8A Gene
The Golgi apparatus, which participates in glycosylation and transport of proteins and lipids in the secretory pathway, consists of a series of stacked, flattened membrane sacs referred to as cisternae. Interactions between the Golgi and microtubules are thought to be important for the reorganization of the Golgi after it fragments during mitosis. The golgins constitute a family of proteins which are localized to the Golgi. This gene encodes a golgin which structurally resembles its family member GOLGA2, suggesting that they may share a similar function. There are many similar copies of this gene on chromosome 15. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for GOLGA8A Gene
GOLGA8A (Golgin A8 Family Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GOLGA8A include Smith-Mccort Dysplasia 1 and Dyschromatosis Universalis Hereditaria. An important paralog of this gene is GOLGA8B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GOLGA8A Gene
May be involved in maintaining Golgi structure.