Aliases for RASA2 Gene
External Ids for RASA2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RASA2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is member of the GAP1 family of GTPase-activating proteins. The gene product stimulates the GTPase activity of normal RAS p21 but not its oncogenic counterpart. Acting as a suppressor of RAS function, the protein enhances the weak intrinsic GTPase activity of RAS proteins resulting in the inactive GDP-bound form of RAS, thereby allowing control of cellular proliferation and differentiation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
GeneCards Summary for RASA2 Gene
RASA2 (RAS P21 Protein Activator 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RASA2 include Noonan Syndrome 1 and Neurofibromatosis, Type I. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and G-protein signaling M-RAS regulation pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity. An important paralog of this gene is RASA3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RASA2 Gene
Inhibitory regulator of the Ras-cyclic AMP pathway. Binds inositol tetrakisphosphate (IP4).