Literature associating TBCD and retinitis pigmentosa 2
Tubulin-specific chaperone D; Tubulin-folding protein implicated in the first step of the tubulin folding pathway and required for tubulin complex assembly. Involved in the regulation of microtubule polymerization or depolymerization, it modulates microtubule dynamics by capturing GTP-bound beta-tubulin (TUBB). Its ability to interact with beta tubulin is regulated via its interaction with ARL2. Acts as a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for ARL2. Induces microtubule disruption in absence of ARL2. Increases degradation of beta tubulin, when overexpressed in polarized cells. Promotes epithelial cell detachment, a process antagonized by ARL2. Induces tight adherens and tight junctions disassembly at the lateral cell membrane. Required for correct assembly and maintenance of the mitotic spindle, and proper progression of mitosis. Involved in neuron morphogenesis; Belongs to the TBCD family.
Synonyms: TBCD, LOC101929597, I3L0V3, I3L120, I3L131 ...