a single-pass type II membrane protein. Tightly associated with the nuclear lamina. Binds DNA and involved in DNA replication and chromatin remodeling, May help direct the assembly of the nuclear lamina and thereby help maintain the structural organization of the nuclear envelope. Possible receptor for attachment of lamin filaments to the inner nuclear membrane. May be involved in the control of initiation of DNA replication through its interaction with HAP95. Associated with dilated cardiomyopathy; upregulated in medulloblastoma. Used as a pharmaceutical to treat primary and secondary immune deficiencies, autoimmunity, infections and cancer. Available under the names Timunox (Cilag), Sintomodulina (Italofarmaco) and Mepentil (Recordati). Three alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding; Membrane protein, integral