This gene encodes the coiled-coil containing protein optineurin. Optineurin may play a role in normal-tension glaucoma and adult-onset primary open angle glaucoma. Optineurin interacts with adenovirus E3-14.7K protein and may utilize tumor necrosis factor-alpha or Fas-ligand pathways to mediate apoptosis, inflammation or vasoconstriction. Optineurin may also function in cellular morphogenesis and membrane trafficking, vesicle trafficking, and transcription activation through its interactions with the RAB8, huntingtin, and transcription factor IIIA proteins. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein.
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Protein Aliases: Proto-oncogene vav; VAV; vav 1 guanine nucleotide exchange factor; vav 1 oncogene; Vav proto-oncogene
Gene Aliases: VAV; VAV1
UniProt ID: (Human) P15498
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 7409