Aliases for RUFY3 Gene
External Ids for RUFY3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RUFY3 Gene
This gene encodes a RPIP8, UNC-14, and NESCA domain-containing protein that is required for maintenance of neuronal polarity. In addition, it has been implicated in mediation of gastric cancer cell migration and invasion via interaction with P21-activated kinase-1, which promotes its expression. The encoded protein localizes to F-actin-enriched invadopodia to induce formation of protrusions, thereby facilitating cell migration. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for RUFY3 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RUFY3 Gene
Plays a role in the generation of neuronal polarity formation and axon growth (By similarity). Implicated in the formation of a single axon by developing neurons (By similarity). May inhibit the formation of additional axons by inhibition of PI3K in minor neuronal processes (By similarity). Plays a role in the formation of F-actin-enriched protrusive structures at the cell periphery (PubMed:25766321). Plays a role in cytoskeletal organization by regulating the subcellular localization of FSCN1 and DBN1 at axonal growth cones (By similarity). Promotes gastric cancer cell migration and invasion in a PAK1-dependent manner (PubMed:25766321).