Aliases for LITAF Gene
External Ids for LITAF Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LITAF Gene
Lipopolysaccharide is a potent stimulator of monocytes and macrophages, causing secretion of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and other inflammatory mediators. This gene encodes lipopolysaccharide-induced TNF-alpha factor, which is a DNA-binding protein and can mediate the TNF-alpha expression by direct binding to the promoter region of the TNF-alpha gene. The transcription of this gene is induced by tumor suppressor p53 and has been implicated in the p53-induced apoptotic pathway. Mutations in this gene cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1C (CMT1C) and may be involved in the carcinogenesis of extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD). Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
GeneCards Summary for LITAF Gene
LITAF (Lipopolysaccharide Induced TNF Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LITAF include Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Demyelinating, Type 1C and Tooth Disease. Among its related pathways are NF-kappaB Signaling and Lysosome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include obsolete signal transducer activity and WW domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDIP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LITAF Gene
Plays a role in endosomal protein trafficking and in targeting proteins for lysosomal degradation (PubMed:23166352). Plays a role in targeting endocytosed EGFR and ERGG3 for lysosomal degradation, and thereby helps downregulate downstream signaling cascades (PubMed:23166352). Helps recruit the ESCRT complex components TSG101, HGS and STAM to cytoplasmic membranes (PubMed:23166352). Probably plays a role in regulating protein degradation via its interaction with NEDD4 (PubMed:15776429). May also contribute to the regulation of gene expression in the nucleus (PubMed:10200294, PubMed:15793005). Binds DNA (in vitro) and may play a synergistic role with STAT6 in the nucleus in regulating the expression of various cytokines (PubMed:15793005). May regulate the expression of numerous cytokines, such as TNF, CCL2, CCL5, CXCL1, IL1A and IL10 (PubMed:10200294, PubMed:15793005).