CD2AP
LOCUS ID23607
GENE_SYMBOLCD2AP
GENE NAMECD2-associated protein
SYNONYMNSCMS
CHROMOSOME6
HOMOLOGENE ID7663
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
This gene encodes a scaffolding molecule that regulates the actin cytoskeleton. The protein directly interacts with filamentous actin and a variety of cell membrane proteins through multiple actin binding sites, SH3 domains, and a proline-rich region containing binding sites for SH3 domains. The cytoplasmic protein localizes to membrane ruffles, lipid rafts, and the leading edges of cells. It is implicated in dymic actin remodeling and membrane trafficking that occurs during receptor endocytosis and cytokinesis. Haploinsufficiency of this gene is implicated in susceptibility to glomerular disease. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Nephropathy1. Reduction of nephrin in the context of normal expression of CD2AP and podocin can be taken reasonably as a specific marker of renal disease in diabetes. Therapies targeted at correcting podocyte nephrin might be of value for diabetic medicine.15149332