Aliases for MACF1 Gene
External Ids for MACF1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MACF1 Gene
This gene encodes a large protein containing numerous spectrin and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains. The encoded protein is a member of a family of proteins that form bridges between different cytoskeletal elements. This protein facilitates actin-microtubule interactions at the cell periphery and couples the microtubule network to cellular junctions. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for MACF1 Gene
MACF1 (Microtubule Actin Crosslinking Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MACF1 include Lissencephaly 9 With Complex Brainstem Malformation and Lissencephaly. Among its related pathways are Mesodermal Commitment Pathway and Oncogenic MAPK signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is DST.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MACF1 Gene
[Isoform 2]: F-actin-binding protein which plays a role in cross-linking actin to other cytoskeletal proteins and also binds to microtubules (PubMed:15265687, PubMed:20937854). Plays an important role in ERBB2-dependent stabilization of microtubules at the cell cortex (PubMed:20937854). Acts as a positive regulator of Wnt receptor signaling pathway and is involved in the translocation of AXIN1 and its associated complex (composed of APC, CTNNB1 and GSK3B) from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane (By similarity). Has actin-regulated ATPase activity and is essential for controlling focal adhesions (FAs) assembly and dynamics (By similarity). Interaction with CAMSAP3 at the minus ends of non-centrosomal microtubules tethers microtubules minus-ends to actin filaments, regulating focal adhesion size and cell migration (PubMed:27693509). May play role in delivery of transport vesicles containing GPI-linked proteins from the trans-Golgi network through its interaction with GOLGA4 (PubMed:15265687). Plays a key role in wound healing and epidermal cell migration (By similarity). Required for efficient upward migration of bulge cells in response to wounding and this function is primarily rooted in its ability to coordinate microtubule dynamics and polarize hair follicle stem cells (By similarity). As a regulator of actin and microtubule arrangement and stabilization, it plays an essential role in neurite outgrowth, branching and spine formation during brain development (By similarity).