Aliases for PITPNC1 Gene
External Ids for PITPNC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PITPNC1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the phosphatidylinositol transfer protein family. The encoded cytoplasmic protein plays a role in multiple processes including cell signaling and lipid metabolism by facilitating the transfer of phosphatidylinositol between membrane compartments. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene, and a pseudogene of this gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 1. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PITPNC1 Gene
PITPNC1 (Phosphatidylinositol Transfer Protein Cytoplasmic 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include lipid binding and phosphatidylinositol transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is PITPNM2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PITPNC1 Gene
Phosphatidylinositol transfer proteins mediate the monomeric transport of lipids by shielding a lipid from the aqueous environment and binding the lipid in a hydrophobic cavity. Able to transfer phosphatidylinositol in vitro.