JUP is a major cytoplasmic protein which is the only known constituent common to sub membranous plaques of both desmosomes and intermediate junctions. This protein forms distinct complexes with cadherins and desmosomal cadherins and is a member of the catenin family since it contains a distinct repeating amino acid motif called the armadillo repeat.
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Protein Aliases: catenin (cadherin-associated protein), gamma 80kDa; Catenin gamma; Desmoplakin III; Desmoplakin-3; gamma-catenin; gamma-catenin (plakoglobin); Junction plakoglobin; OTTHUMP00000164735
Gene Aliases: ARVD12; CTNNG; D930025P04Rik; DP3; DPIII; JUP; PDGB; PG; PKGB