DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C13
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the Dnaj protein family whose members act as co-chaperones of a partner heat-shock protein by binding to the latter and stimulating ATP hydrolysis. The encoded protein associates with the heat-shock protein Hsc70 and plays a role in clathrin-mediated endocytosis. It may also be involved in post-endocytic transport mechanisms via its associations with other proteins, including the sorting nexin SNX1. Mutations in this gene are associated with Parkinson's disease. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2016]
Involved in membrane trafficking through early endosomes, such as the early endosome to recycling endosome transport implicated in the recycling of transferrin and the early endosome to late endosome transport implicated in degradation of EGF and EGFR (PubMed:18256511, PubMed:18307993). Involved in the regulation of endosomal membrane tubulation and regulates th dynamics of SNX1 on the endosomal membrane; via association with WASHC2 may link the WASH complex to the retromer SNX-BAR subcomplex (PubMed:24643499).
Parkinson disease (PARK): A complex neurodegenerative disorder characterized by bradykinesia, resting tremor, muscular rigidity and postural instability. Additional features are characteristic postural abnormalities, dysautonomia, dystonic cramps, and dementia. The pathology of Parkinson disease involves the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy bodies (intraneuronal accumulations of aggregated proteins), in surviving neurons in various areas of the brain. The disease is progressive and usually manifests after the age of 50 years, although early-onset cases (before 50 years) are known. The majority of the cases are sporadic suggesting a multifactorial etiology based on environmental and genetic factors. However, some patients present with a positive family history for the disease. Familial forms of the disease usually begin at earlier ages and are associated with atypical clinical features. [MIM:168600]