Aliases for LIMA1 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LIMA1 Gene
This gene encodes a cytoskeleton-associated protein that inhibits actin filament depolymerization and cross-links filaments in bundles. It is downregulated in some cancer cell lines. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene, and expression of some of the variants maybe independently regulated. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for LIMA1 Gene
LIMA1 (LIM Domain And Actin Binding 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LIMA1 include Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Level Quantitative Trait Locus 8. Among its related pathways are Cytoskeletal Signaling and Stabilization and expansion of the E-cadherin adherens junction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include actin filament binding and actin monomer binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LIMA1 Gene
Actin-binding protein involved in actin cytoskeleton regulation and dynamics. Increases the number and size of actin stress fibers and inhibits membrane ruffling. Inhibits actin filament depolymerization. Bundles actin filaments, delays filament nucleation and reduces formation of branched filaments (PubMed:12566430). Plays a role in cholesterol homeostasis. Influences plasma cholesterol levels through regulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption. May act as a scaffold protein by regulating NPC1L1 transportation, an essential protein for cholesterol absorption, to the plasma membrane by recruiting MYO5B to NPC1L1, and thus facilitates cholesterol uptake (By similarity).