Aliases for CCDC88A Gene
External Ids for CCDC88A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CCDC88A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CCDC88A Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Girdin family of coiled-coil domain containing proteins. The encoded protein is an actin-binding protein that is activated by the serine/threonine kinase Akt and plays a role in cytoskeleton remodeling and cell migration. The encoded protein also enhances Akt signaling by mediating phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent activation of Akt by growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases and G protein-coupled receptors. Increased expression of this gene and phosphorylation of the encoded protein may play a role in cancer metastasis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CCDC88A Gene
CCDC88A (Coiled-Coil Domain Containing 88A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CCDC88A include Peho-Like Syndrome and Bilateral Polymicrogyria. Among its related pathways are Cytoskeletal Signaling and Tyrosine Kinases / Adaptors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and microtubule binding. An important paralog of this gene is CCDC88C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CCDC88A Gene
Plays a role as a key modulator of the AKT-mTOR signaling pathway controlling the tempo of the process of newborn neurons integration during adult neurogenesis, including correct neuron positioning, dendritic development and synapse formation (By similarity). Enhances phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent phosphorylation and kinase activity of AKT1/PKB, but does not possess kinase activity itself (By similarity). Phosphorylation of AKT1/PKB thereby induces the phosphorylation of downstream effectors GSK3 and FOXO1/FKHR, and regulates DNA replication and cell proliferation (By similarity). Essential for the integrity of the actin cytoskeleton and for cell migration (PubMed:16139227). Required for formation of actin stress fibers and lamellipodia (PubMed:15882442). May be involved in membrane sorting in the early endosome (PubMed:15882442). Plays a role in ciliogenesis and cilium morphology and positioning and this may partly be through regulation of the localization of scaffolding protein CROCC/Rootletin (PubMed:27623382).