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; metal ion binding; magnesium ion binding; calcium ion binding; oxidoreductase activity; Hsp70 protein binding; enzyme binding; phospholipase binding; phospholipid binding; alpha-tubulin binding; protein domain specific binding; microtubule binding; caspase inhibitor activity; beta-tubulin binding; phosphoprotein binding; protein N-terminus binding; arachidonic acid binding; dynein binding; protein binding; copper ion binding; tau protein binding
Biological Process: regulation of acyl-CoA biosynthetic process; adult locomotory behavior; regulation of neurotransmitter secretion; positive regulation of endocytosis; response to lipopolysaccharide; dopamine biosynthetic process; positive regulation of neurotransmitter secretion; dopamine metabolic process; response to magnesium ion; regulation of neuron apoptosis; synapse organization and biogenesis; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; response to drug; negative regulation of dopamine metabolic process; synaptic vesicle endocytosis; negative regulation of transporter activity; negative regulation of apoptosis; regulation of neuronal synaptic plasticity; regulation of long-term neuronal synaptic plasticity; negative regulation of serotonin uptake; synaptic transmission, dopaminergic; negative regulation of norepinephrine uptake; mitochondrial membrane organization and biogenesis; microglial cell activation; negative regulation of monooxygenase activity; negative regulation of caspase activity; fatty acid metabolic process; regulation of dopamine secretion; positive regulation of synaptic transmission; negative regulation of dopamine uptake; negative regulation of histone acetylation; synaptic transmission; negative regulation of exocytosis; negative regulation of protein amino acid phosphorylation; behavioral response to cocaine; phospholipid metabolic process; receptor internalization; response to iron(II) ion; positive regulation of receptor recycling; caspase activation; neutral lipid metabolic process; protein destabilization; regulation of glutamate secretion; regulation of macrophage activation; negative regulation of microtubule polymerization; synaptic vesicle transport; positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; organelle ATP synthesis coupled electron transport; regulation of locomotion; positive regulation of release of sequestered calcium ion into cytosol; regulation of excitatory postsynaptic membrane potential
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.