CLASP2 is microtubule plus-end tracking protein that promotes the stabilization of dynamic microtubules. Required for the polarization of the cytoplasmic microtubule arrays in migrating cells towards the leading edge of the cell. May act at the cell cortex to enhance the frequency of rescue of depolymerizing microtubules by attaching their plus-ends to cortical platforms composed of ERC1 and PHLDB2. This cortical microtubule stabilizing activity is regulated at least in part by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling. Also performs a similar stabilizing function at the kinetochore which is essential for the bipolar alignment of chromosomes on the mitotic spindle.
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Protein Aliases: CLIP-associating protein 2; CLIP-associating protein CLASP2; Cytoplasmic linker-associated protein 2; hOrbit2; multiple asters (Mast)-like homolog 2; Protein Orbit homolog 2
Gene Aliases: CLASP2; KIAA0627
UniProt ID: (Human) O75122
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 23122
Molecular Function: structural protein