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; zinc ion binding; histone binding; kinesin binding; ferrous iron binding; caspase inhibitor activity; magnesium ion binding; phosphoprotein binding; calcium ion binding; Hsp70 protein binding; oxidoreductase activity; dynein binding; protein binding; copper ion binding; tau protein binding; fatty acid 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; mitochondrial membrane organization and biogenesis; negative regulation of norepinephrine uptake; microglial cell activation; positive regulation of endocytosis; response to lipopolysaccharide; negative regulation of caspase activity; negative regulation of monooxygenase activity; dopamine biosynthetic process; 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; receptor internalization; phospholipid metabolic process; synapse organization and biogenesis; fibril organization and biogenesis; dopamine uptake; response to iron(II) ion; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; positive regulation of receptor recycling; response to drug; caspase activation; neutral lipid metabolic process; protein destabilization; regulation of glutamate secretion; regulation of macrophage activation; negative regulation of microtubule polymerization; positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; 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.