a small heat shock protein that is regulated both transcriptionally and posttranslationally. Modulates actin polymerization and reorganization. Its expression level increases several-fold in response to stress and is phosphorylated by MAPKAP kinase 2. Cytoplasmic in interphase cells. Colocalizes with mitotic spindles in mitotic cells. Translocates to the nucleus during heat shock. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Chaperone; Heat shock protein; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; protein binding; protein homodimerization activity; protein kinase binding; protein kinase C binding; protein kinase C inhibitor activity; RNA binding; ubiquitin binding
Biological Process: cell motility; negative regulation of apoptosis; negative regulation of protein kinase activity; positive regulation of angiogenesis; positive regulation of blood vessel endothelial cell migration; positive regulation of interleukin-1 beta production; positive regulation of tumor necrosis factor biosynthetic process; regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; regulation of mRNA stability; regulation of protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of translational initiation; response to virus; retinal homeostasis; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor signaling pathway