Downstream effector molecule involved in the transmission of signals from tyrosine kinase receptors and small GTPases to the actin cytoskeleton. Promotes formation of actin filaments. Part of the WAVE complex that regulates lamellipodia formation. The WAVE complex regulates actin filament reorganization via its interaction with the Arp2/3 complex. Binds actin and the Arp2/3 complex. Interacts with BAIAP2. Component of the WAVE2 complex composed of ABI1, CYFIP1/SRA1, NCKAP1/NAP1 and WASF2/WAVE2. Directly interacts with BRK1. Expressed in all tissues with strongest expression in placenta, lung, and peripheral blood leukocytes, but not in skeletal muscle. Belongs to the SCAR/WAVE family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Actin binding protein
Cellular Component: ruffle; lamellipodium; early endosome; intracellular; cytosol; actin cytoskeleton
Molecular Function: protein binding; actin binding
Biological Process: lamellipodium biogenesis; G-protein signaling, coupled to cAMP nucleotide second messenger; actin filament-based movement; ameboidal cell migration; Rac protein signal transduction; innate immune response; angiogenesis; actin cytoskeleton organization and biogenesis
Alt. Names/Synonyms: dJ393P12.2; IMD2; Protein WAVE-2; SCAR2; suppressor of cyclic-AMP receptor (WASP-family); Verprolin homology domain-containing protein 2; WAS protein family, member 2; WASF2; WASP family protein member 2; WASP family Verprolin-homologous protein 2; WAVE2; Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein family member 2
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.