ASAP1, BAR domain (IPR037928)

Short name: ASAP1_BAR

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



ASAP1 is an Arf GTPase activating protein (GAP) with activity towards Arf1 and Arf5 but not Arf6 However, it has been shown to bind GTP-Arf6 stably without GAP activity [PMID: 11062263]. It has been implicated in cell growth, migration, and survival, as well as in tumor invasion and malignancy. It binds paxillin and cortactin, two components of invadopodia which are essential for tumor invasiveness. It also binds focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the SH2/SH3 adaptor CrkL [PMID: 12058076, PMID: 12522101]. ASAP1 contains an N-terminal BAR domain, followed by a Pleckstrin homology (PH) domain, an Arf GAP domain, ankyrin (ANK) repeats, and a C-terminal SH3 domain [PMID: 17893324].

This entry represents the BAR domain of ASAP1. BAR domains form dimers that bind to membranes, induce membrane bending and curvature, and may also be involved in protein-protein interactions. The BAR domain of ASAP1 mediates membrane bending, is essential for function, and autoinhibits GAP activity by interacting with the PH and/or Arf GAP domains [PMID: 19017632].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0005096 GTPase activator activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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