The JNK-interacting protein (JIP) group of scaffold proteins selectively mediates JNK signaling by aggregating specific components of the MAPK cascade to form a functional JNK signaling module. Isoform 5 may play a role in spermatozoa-egg- interaction. Homooligomer. Interacts with MAX, MAPK8, MAPK9, MAPK10, MAPK14, MAP3K3, MYC, KNS2 and MAP2K4. Interaction with KNS2 is important in the formation of ternary complex with MAPK8. Interacts with NFKB1. Isoform 3 is increased in systemic sclerosis fibroblasts. Isoform 5 is expressed only in testis on the round spermatids of stage I, II and II. Isoform 5 is absent in spermatogonia and spermatocyte. Isoform 3 is expressed in testis. Isoform 4 is expressed in testis and in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Belongs to the JIP scaffold family. 6 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Adaptor/scaffold; Cancer Testis Antigen (CTA)