signal induced proliferation associated 1 like 3
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene belongs to the signal induced proliferation associated 1 family of genes, which encode GTPase-activating proteins specific for the GTP-binding protein Rap1. Rap1 has been implicated in regulation of cell adhesion, cell polarity, and organization of the cytoskeleton. Like other members of the family, the protein encoded by this gene contains RapGAP and PDZ domains. In addition, this protein contains a C-terminal leucine zipper domain. This gene is proposed to function in epithelial cell morphogenesis and establishment or maintenance of polarity. Consistently, expression of the protein in cell culture showed localization to cell-cell borders in apical regions, and downregulation of the gene in 3D Caco2 cell culture resulted in abnormal cell polarity and morphogenesis. Allelic variants of this gene have been associated with congenital cataracts in humans. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
Plays a critical role in epithelial cell morphogenesis, polarity, adhesion and cytoskeletal organization in the lens (PubMed:26231217).
From NCBI Gene:
- Cataract 45
Cataract 45 (CTRCT45): An opacification of the crystalline lens of the eye that frequently results in visual impairment or blindness. Opacities vary in morphology, are often confined to a portion of the lens, and may be static or progressive. In general, the more posteriorly located and dense an opacity, the greater the impact on visual function. [MIM:616851]
A chromosomal translocation involving SIPA1L3 is found in a patient with bilateral severe ocular abnormalities including congenital cataracts, corneal clouding, iridocorneal and lenticular adhesions and microphthalmia. Chromosomal translocation t(2;19)(q37.3;q13.1). In addition to translocation, missense variant has been found in patient with bilateral congenital cataracts (PubMed:26231217).