Aliases for TBC1D7 Gene
External Ids for TBC1D7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TBC1D7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the TBC-domain containing protein family. The encoded protein functions as a subunit of the tuberous sclerosis TSC1-TSC2 complex which plays a role in the regulation of cellular growth and differentiation. Mutations in this gene have been associated with autosomal recessive megalencephaly. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Naturally occurring readthrough transcription occurs between this locus and downstream LOC100130357. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2016]
GeneCards Summary for TBC1D7 Gene
TBC1D7 (TBC1 Domain Family Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TBC1D7 include Macrocephaly/Megalencephaly Syndrome, Autosomal Recessive and Isolated Megalencephaly. Among its related pathways are TBC/RABGAPs and mTOR signaling pathway (KEGG). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and Rab GTPase binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TBC1D7 Gene
Component of the TSC-TBC complex, that contains TBC1D7 in addition to the TSC1-TSC2 complex and consists of the functional complex possessing GTPase-activating protein (GAP) activity toward RHEB in response to alterations in specific cellular growth conditions. The small GTPase RHEB is a direct activator of the protein kinase activity of mTORC1 and the TSC-TBC complex acts as a negative regulator of mTORC1 signaling cascade by acting as a GAP for RHEB. Participates in the proper sensing of growth factors and glucose, but not amino acids, by mTORC1. It is unclear whether TBC1D7 acts as a GTPase-activating protein and additional studies are required to answer this question.