Podocalyxin - O00592 (PODXL_HUMAN)

 

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Function
Involved in the regulation of both adhesion and cell morphology and cancer progression. Functions as an anti-adhesive molecule that maintains an open filtration pathway between neighboring foot processes in the podocyte by charge repulsion. Acts as a pro-adhesive molecule, enhancing the adherence of cells to immobilized ligands, increasing the rate of migration and cell-cell contacts in an integrin-dependent manner. Induces the formation of apical actin-dependent microvilli. Involved in the formation of a preapical plasma membrane subdomain to set up initial epithelial polarization and the apical lumen formation during renal tubulogenesis. Plays a role in cancer development and aggressiveness by inducing cell migration and invasion through its interaction with the actin-binding protein EZR. Affects EZR-dependent signaling events, leading to increased activities of the MAPK and PI3K pathways in cancer cells. UniProt
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Subunit Structure
Monomer; when associated with the membrane raft. Oligomer; when integrated in the apical membrane. Interacts (via the C-terminal PDZ-binding motif DTHL) with SLC9A3R1 (via the PDZ domains); the interaction is not detected in glomerular epithelium cells, take place early in the secretory pathway and is necessary for its apical membrane sorting. Found in a complex with EZR, PODXL and SLC9A3R2. Associates with the actin cytoskeleton through complex formation with EZR and SLC9A3R2. Interacts (via the C-terminal PDZ-binding motif DTHL) with SLC9A3R2 (via the PDZ 1 domain); interaction is detected in glomerular epithelium cells (By similarity). Interacts with EZR. UniProt
Domain
Both the O-glycan-rich domain of the extracellular domain and the C-terminus PDZ-binding motif (DTHL) in the cytoplasmic tail harbor an apical sorting signal. The cytoplasmic domain is necessary for the apical membrane targeting and renal tubulogenesis. The cytoplasmic C-terminus PDZ-binding motif (DTHL) is essential for interaction with SLC9A3R1 and for targeting SLC9A3R1 to the apical cell membrane. The extracellular domain is necessary for microvillus formation (By similarity). The large highly anionic extracellular domain allows to maintain open filtration pathways between neighboring podocyte foot processes. UniProt
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