Aliases for TJP1 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TJP1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) family of proteins, and acts as a tight junction adaptor protein that also regulates adherens junctions. Tight junctions regulate the movement of ions and macromolecules between endothelial and epithelial cells. The multidomain structure of this scaffold protein, including a postsynaptic density 95/disc-large/zona occludens (PDZ) domain, a Src homology (SH3) domain, a guanylate kinase (GuK) domain and unique (U) motifs all help to co-ordinate binding of transmembrane proteins, cytosolic proteins, and F-actin, which are required for tight junction function. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]
GeneCards Summary for TJP1 Gene
TJP1 (Tight Junction Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TJP1 include Neovascular Glaucoma and Brain Edema. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Pathogenic Escherichia coli infection. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein domain specific binding and protein C-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000285130.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TJP1 Gene
TJP1, TJP2, and TJP3 are closely related scaffolding proteins that link tight junction (TJ) transmembrane proteins such as claudins, junctional adhesion molecules, and occludin to the actin cytoskeleton (PubMed:7798316, PubMed:9792688). The tight junction acts to limit movement of substances through the paracellular space and as a boundary between the compositionally distinct apical and basolateral plasma membrane domains of epithelial and endothelial cells. Necessary for lumenogenesis, and particularly efficient epithelial polarization and barrier formation (By similarity). Plays a role in the regulation of cell migration by targeting CDC42BPB to the leading edge of migrating cells (PubMed:21240187). Plays an important role in podosome formation and associated function, thus regulating cell adhesion and matrix remodeling (PubMed:20930113). With TJP2 and TJP3, participates in the junctional retention and stability of the transcription factor DBPA, but is not involved in its shuttling to the nucleus (By similarity).