CYFIP2 (Cytoplasmic FMR1-interacting protein 2, p53-inducible protein 121) is a 1, 278 amino acid protein encoded by the human gene CYFIP2. CYFIP2 belongs to the CYFIP family and is involved in T-cell adhesion and p53-dependent induction of apoptosis. It interacts with FMR1, FXR1 and FXR2 and is a component of the WAVE1 complex composed of Abi-2, CYFIP2, C3orf10/HSPC300, NAP125 and WASF1/WAVE1. Upon binding to activated Rac 1, CYFIP2 causes the complex to dissociate, releasing activated WASF1. The CYFIP2 promoter contains a p53-responsive element that confers p53 binding as well as transcriptional activation of a heterologous reporter. Induced expression of CYFIP2 is sufficient for caspase activation and cellular apoptosis, reminiscent of p53 activation.
CYFIP1; CYFIP2; Cytoplasmic FMR1-interacting protein 1; Cytoplasmic FMR1-interacting protein 2; cytoplasmic FMRP interacting protein 1; p140sra-1; p53-inducible protein 121; selective hybridizing clone; Specifically Rac1-associated protein 1; Sra-1