Aliases for SGTA Gene
External Ids for SGTA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SGTA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SGTA Gene
This gene encodes a protein which is capable of interacting with the major nonstructural protein of parvovirus H-1 and 70-kDa heat shock cognate protein; however, its function is not known. Since this transcript is expressed ubiquitously in various tissues, this protein may serve a housekeeping function. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SGTA Gene
SGTA (Small Glutamine Rich Tetratricopeptide Repeat Containing Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SGTA include Central Nervous System Rhabdomyosarcoma and Pulp Degeneration. An important paralog of this gene is SGTB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SGTA Gene
Co-chaperone that binds misfolded and hydrophobic patches-containing client proteins in the cytosol. Mediates their targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum but also regulates their sorting to the proteasome when targeting fails (PubMed:28104892). Functions in tail-anchored/type II transmembrane proteins membrane insertion constituting with ASNA1 and the BAG6 complex a targeting module (PubMed:28104892). Functions upstream of the BAG6 complex and ASNA1, binding more rapidly the transmembrane domain of newly synthesized proteins (PubMed:28104892, PubMed:25535373). It is also involved in the regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum-associated misfolded protein catabolic process via its interaction with BAG6: collaborates with the BAG6 complex to maintain hydrophobic substrates in non-ubiquitinated states (PubMed:23129660, PubMed:25179605). Competes with RNF126 for interaction with BAG6, preventing the ubiquitination of client proteins associated with the BAG6 complex (PubMed:27193484). Binds directly to HSC70 and HSP70 and regulates their ATPase activity (PubMed:18759457).
(Microbial infection) In case of infection by polyomavirus, involved in the virus endoplasmic reticulum membrane penetration and infection via interaction with DNAJB12, DNAJB14 and HSPA8/Hsc70 (PubMed:24675744).