YOR181W (LAS17)

saccharomyces cerevisiae

Actin assembly factor; C-terminal WCA domain activates Arp2/3 complex-mediated nucleation of branched actin filaments and a polyproline domain which can nucleate actin filaments independent of Arp2/3; mutants are defective in actin cytoskeleton dependent processes such as: endocytosis, bud site selection and cytokinesis; localizes with the Arp2/3 complex to actin cortical patches; homolog of the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASP), implicated in severe immunodeficiency