Proximity Ligation Analysis of protein-protein interactions between HIP1 and CLTC. HeLa cells were stained with anti-HIP1 rabbit purified polyclonal 1:1200 and anti-CLTC mouse monoclonal antibody 1:50. Each red dot represents the detection of protein-protein interaction complex, and nuclei were counterstained with DAPI (blue).
The product of this gene is a membrane-associated protein that colocalizes with huntingtin. This protein has similarities to cytoskeleton proteins and its interaction with huntingtin is thought to play a functional role in the cell filament network. Loss of normal huntingtin-HIP1 interaction in Huntington disease may contribute to a defect in membrane-cytoskeletal integrity in the brain. This gene could help in the understanding of the normal function of huntingtin and also the pathogenesis of Huntington disease. It also has been implicated in the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies. An alternative splice variant of this gene has been described but its full length sequence has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq