Aliases for TMEM8A Gene
External Ids for TMEM8A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TMEM8A Gene
GeneCards Summary for TMEM8A Gene
TMEM8A (Transmembrane Protein 8A) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TMEM8B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TMEM8A Gene
Involved in the lipid remodeling steps of GPI-anchor maturation. Lipid remodeling steps consist in the generation of 2 saturated fatty chains at the sn-2 position of GPI-anchor proteins (GPI-AP). Has phospholipase A2 activity that removes an acyl-chain at the sn-2 position of GPI-anchors during the remodeling of GPI. Required for the shedding of the GPI-AP TDGF1, but not CFC1, at the cell surface. Shedding of TDGF1 modulates Nodal signaling by allowing soluble TDGF1 to act as a Nodal coreceptor on other cells (PubMed:27881714). Also indirectly involved in the translocation of RAC1 from the cytosol to the plasma membrane by maintaining the steady state amount of CAV1-enriched plasma membrane subdomains, stabilizing RAC1 at the plasma membrane (PubMed:27835684). In contrast to myomaker (TMEM8C), has no fusogenic activity (PubMed:26858401).