MACF1 gene

microtubule actin crosslinking factor 1

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a large protein containing numerous spectrin and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains. The encoded protein is a member of a family of proteins that form bridges between different cytoskeletal elements. This protein facilitates actin-microtubule interactions at the cell periphery and couples the microtubule network to cellular junctions. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]

From UniProt:

Isoform 2: F-actin-binding protein which plays a role in cross-linking actin to other cytoskeletal proteins and also binds to microtubules (PubMed:15265687, PubMed:20937854). Plays an important role in ERBB2-dependent stabilization of microtubules at the cell cortex (PubMed:20937854). Acts as a positive regulator of Wnt receptor signaling pathway and is involved in the translocation of AXIN1 and its associated complex (composed of APC, CTNNB1 and GSK3B) from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane (By similarity). Has actin-regulated ATPase activity and is essential for controlling focal adhesions (FAs) assembly and dynamics (By similarity). Interaction with CAMSAP3 at the minus ends of non-centrosomal microtubules tethers microtubules minus-ends to actin filaments, regulating focal adhesion size and cell migration (PubMed:27693509). May play role in delivery of transport vesicles containing GPI-linked proteins from the trans-Golgi network through its interaction with GOLGA4 (PubMed:15265687). Plays a key role in wound healing and epidermal cell migration (By similarity). Required for efficient upward migration of bulge cells in response to wounding and this function is primarily rooted in its ability to coordinate microtubule dynamics and polarize hair follicle stem cells (By similarity). As a regulator of actin and microtubule arrangement and stabilization, it plays an essential role in neurite outgrowth, branching and spine formation during brain development (By similarity).

From NCBI Gene:

  • LISSENCEPHALY 9 WITH COMPLEX BRAINSTEM MALFORMATION

From UniProt:

Lissencephaly 9 with complex brainstem malformation (LIS9): A form of lissencephaly, a disorder of cortical development characterized by agyria or pachygyria and disorganization of the clear neuronal lamination of normal six-layered cortex. LIS9 is an autosomal dominant form clinically characterized by global developmental delay apparent since infancy, impaired intellectual development with poor or absent speech, and sometimes abnormal or involuntary movements. Brain imaging shows malformation of the brainstem, in addition to pachygyria and lissencephaly. [MIM:618325]

Cytogenetic Location: 1p34.3, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 at position 34.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 39,084,167 to 39,487,138 on chromosome 1 (Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20190607, GRCh38.p13) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 1p34.3, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 at position 34.3
  • ABP620
  • ACF7
  • LIS9
  • MACF
  • OFC4