Aliases for NPHP4 Gene
External Ids for NPHP4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NPHP4 Gene
This gene encodes a protein involved in renal tubular development and function. This protein interacts with nephrocystin, and belongs to a multifunctional complex that is localized to actin- and microtubule-based structures. Mutations in this gene are associated with nephronophthisis type 4, a renal disease, and with Senior-Loken syndrome type 4, a combination of nephronophthisis and retinitis pigmentosa. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]
GeneCards Summary for NPHP4 Gene
NPHP4 (Nephrocystin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NPHP4 include Nephronophthisis 4 and Senior-Loken Syndrome 4. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by Hippo. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NPHP4 Gene
Involved in the organization of apical junctions; the function is proposed to implicate a NPHP1-4-8 module (PubMed:19755384, PubMed:21565611). Does not seem to be strictly required for ciliogenesis (PubMed:21565611). Required for building functional cilia. Involved in the organization of the subapical actin network in multiciliated epithelial cells. Seems to recruit INT to basal bodies of motile cilia which subsequently interacts with actin-modifying proteins such as DAAM1 (By similarity). In cooperation with INVS may downregulate the canonical Wnt pathway and promote the Wnt-PCP pathway by regulating expression and subcellular location of disheveled proteins. Stabilizes protein levels of JADE1 and promotes its translocation to the nucleus leading to cooperative inhibition of canonical Wnt signaling (PubMed:21498478, PubMed:22654112). Acts as negative regulator of the hippo pathway by association with LATS1 and modifying LATS1-dependent phosphorylation and localization of WWTR1/TAZ (PubMed:21555462).