an Arm repeat protein that interacts with varied components such as cadherin, small G proteins, kinases, and the Kaiso transcriptional repressor. A downstream modulator of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway whose stability may be regulated downstream of Dsh. Required for the invasiveness of E-cadherin-deficient cells. A signal coordinator between cadherins and Rho-family GTPases to regulate cytoskeletal changes required during dendritic spine and synapse development. The association of catenins with cadherins produces a complex which is linked to the actin filament network, and which seems to be of primary importance for cadherins cell-adhesion properties. Thirty two splice-variant isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Actin-binding; Adaptor/scaffold; Cell adhesion; G protein regulator, misc.; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis