a multi-domain cytoskeletal protein involved in actin-membrane attachment that localizes primarily to focal adhesion sites to the extracellular matrix. Phosphorylated by focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and is a component of integrin signaling. Its phosphorylation provides docking sites for recruitment of signaling molecules to focal adhesions. Binds in vitro to vinculin as well as to the SH3 domain of c-SRC and, when tyrosine phosphorylated, to the Crk SH2 domain. Interacts with GIT1, NUDT16L1/SDOS, PARVA and TGFB1I1. Component of cytoplasmic complexes, which also contain GIT1, ARHGEF6 and PAK1. Binds DDEF2. Interacts with unphosphorylated ITGA4. Interacts with RNF5.Three alternatively-spliced isoforms have been described. Isoform beta binds to focal adhesion kinase but weakly to vinculin. Isoform gamma binds to vinculin but only weakly to focal adhesion kinase. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Adaptor/scaffold; Cell adhesion; Cytoskeletal; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis