Aliases for SYT12 Gene
External Ids for SYT12 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SYT12 Gene
This gene is a member of the synaptotagmin gene family and encodes a protein similar to other family members that mediate calcium-dependent regulation of membrane trafficking in synaptic transmission. Studies of the orthologous gene in rat have shown that the encoded protein selectively modulates spontaneous synaptic-vesicle exocytosis and may also be involved in regulating calcium independent secretion in nonneuronal cells. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. The gene has previously been referred to as synaptotagmin XI but has been renamed synaptotagmin XII to be standard with mouse and rat official nomenclature.[provided by RefSeq, Apr 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SYT12 Gene
SYT12 (Synaptotagmin 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transmission across Chemical Synapses and Protein-protein interactions at synapses. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and calcium-dependent phospholipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is SYT13.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SYT12 Gene
May be involved in Ca(2+)-dependent exocytosis of secretory vesicles through Ca(2+) and phospholipid binding to the C2 domain or may serve as Ca(2+) sensors in the process of vesicular trafficking and exocytosis.