a member of the synuclein family. Abundantly expressed in the brain. Inhibits phospholipase D2 selectively. May integrate presynaptic signaling and membrane trafficking. Implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. A major component of amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Two alternatively spliced isoforms transcripts have been identified. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; protein domain specific binding; zinc ion binding; histone binding; kinesin binding; ferrous iron binding; microtubule binding; caspase inhibitor activity; magnesium ion binding; beta-tubulin binding; phosphoprotein binding; protein N-terminus binding; Hsp70 protein binding; calcium ion binding; oxidoreductase activity; dynein binding; protein binding; phospholipase binding; copper ion binding; phospholipid binding; fatty acid binding; tau protein binding; alpha-tubulin binding
Biological Process: regulation of long-term neuronal synaptic plasticity; negative regulation of serotonin uptake; regulation of acyl-CoA biosynthetic process; adult locomotory behavior; negative regulation of norepinephrine uptake; mitochondrial membrane organization and biogenesis; microglial cell activation; positive regulation of endocytosis; response to lipopolysaccharide; negative regulation of monooxygenase activity; dopamine biosynthetic process; negative regulation of caspase activity; fatty acid metabolic process; positive regulation of neurotransmitter secretion; regulation of dopamine secretion; negative regulation of dopamine uptake; negative regulation of histone acetylation; calcium ion homeostasis; negative regulation of exocytosis; response to magnesium ion; negative regulation of protein amino acid phosphorylation; behavioral response to cocaine; receptor internalization; phospholipid metabolic process; fibril organization and biogenesis; synapse organization and biogenesis; dopamine uptake; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; response to iron(II) ion; positive regulation of receptor recycling; aging; response to drug; caspase activation; neutral lipid metabolic process; protein destabilization; negative regulation of microtubule polymerization; regulation of macrophage activation; regulation of glutamate secretion; positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; negative regulation of dopamine metabolic process; organelle ATP synthesis coupled electron transport; regulation of locomotion; synaptic vesicle endocytosis; positive regulation of release of sequestered calcium ion into cytosol; regulation of excitatory postsynaptic membrane potential; negative regulation of transporter activity; negative regulation of apoptosis
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.