coagulation factor VIII associated 2
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene is part of a region that is repeated three times on chromosome X, once in intron 22 of the F8 gene and twice closer to the Xq telomere. This record represents the middle copy. Although its function is unknown, the observation that this gene is conserved in the mouse implies it has some function. Unlike factor VIII, this gene is transcribed abundantly in a wide variety of cell types. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
RAB5A effector molecule that is involved in vesicular trafficking of early endosomes (PubMed:16476778). Mediates the recruitment of HTT by RAB5A onto early endosomes. The HTT-F8A1/F8A2/F8A3-RAB5A complex stimulates early endosomal interaction with actin filaments and inhibits interaction with microtubules, leading to the reduction of endosome motility (PubMed:16476778).
Up-regulated in brain tissue from patients affected by Huntington's disease (at protein level) (PubMed:16476778). In a Huntington's disease mouse model overexpression of F8A1/F8A2/F8A3 impairs proteasome activity leading to the accumulation of mutant HTT and causes defective mitochondrial functions (PubMed:27815841, PubMed:29209146).