WASP family member 1
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene, a member of the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP)-family, plays a critical role downstream of Rac, a Rho-family small GTPase, in regulating the actin cytoskeleton required for membrane ruffling. It has been shown to associate with an actin nucleation core Arp2/3 complex while enhancing actin polymerization in vitro. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a disease of the immune system, likely due to defects in regulation of actin cytoskeleton. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Downstream effector molecule involved in the transmission of signals from tyrosine kinase receptors and small GTPases to the actin cytoskeleton. Promotes formation of actin filaments. Part of the WAVE complex that regulates lamellipodia formation (PubMed:29961568). The WAVE complex regulates actin filament reorganization via its interaction with the Arp2/3 complex (By similarity). As component of the WAVE1 complex, required for BDNF-NTRK2 endocytic trafficking and signaling from early endosomes (By similarity). Also involved in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics (PubMed:29961568).
From NCBI Gene:
- NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER WITH ABSENT LANGUAGE AND VARIABLE SEIZURES
Neurodevelopmental disorder with absent language and variable seizures (NEDALVS): A disorder characterized by neurodevelopmental abnormalities, including moderate to profound intellectual disability, with autistic features, seizures, severe impairments in speech, and gross motor delay. [MIM:618707]