May be required for normal outer mitochondrial membrane dynamics. Required for coatomer-mediated retrograde transport in certain cells. May recruit other proteins to membranes with high curvature. May promote membrane fusion. Binds DNM1, HTT, AMPH, BIN1 and ARFGAP1. Homodimer, and heterodimer with SH3GLB2. Binds BAX. Induction of apoptosis augments BAX binding. Highly expressed in heart, skeletal muscle, kidney and placenta. Detected at lower levels in brain, colon, thymus, spleen, liver, small intestine, lung and peripheral blood leukocytes. Belongs to the endophilin family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 2.3.1.-; Transferase; Mitochondrial; Autophagy; Apoptosis
Cellular Component: Golgi membrane; mitochondrial outer membrane; protein complex; cytoplasm
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; protein binding; protein homodimerization activity; fatty acid binding; lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase activity
Biological Process: positive regulation of protein oligomerization; 'de novo' posttranslational protein folding; apoptosis; phosphatidic acid biosynthetic process; protein oligomerization
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.