an enzyme of the transglutaminase family that catalyzes the crosslinking of proteins and the conjugation of polyamines to proteins. While the primary structure of transglutaminases is not conserved, they all have the same amino acid sequence at their active sites and their activity is calcium-dependent. The protein encoded by this gene acts as a monomer, is induced by retinoic acid, and appears to be involved in apoptosis. . Is the autoantigen in coeliac disease and plays a role in apoptosis, cellular differentiation and matrix stabilisation. Three alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: protein binding; protein-glutamine gamma-glutamyltransferase activity
Biological Process: apoptotic cell clearance; elevation of mitochondrial calcium ion concentration; positive regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of cell adhesion; reduction of endoplasmic reticulum calcium ion concentration