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Symbol DCTN4 contributors: mct/npt/pgu - updated : 21-03-2009
HGNC name dynactin 4 (p62)
HGNC id 15518
Location 5q33.1      Physical location : 150.088.309 - 150.138.657
Synonym name dynactin subunit p62
TYPE functioning gene
STRUCTURE 50.35 kb     13 Exon(s)
10 Kb 5' upstream gene genomic sequence study
MAPPING cloned Y linked N status provisional
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CSNK1A1 13q13 casein kinase 1, alpha 1 LOC389337 5 similar to hypothetical protein 4933429F08 PERC 5q33.1 similar to hypothetical protein 4933429F08 PDE6A 5q31.3 phosphodiesterase 6A, cGMP-specific, rod, alpha SLC26A2 5q31.3 solute carrier family 26 (sulfate transporter), member 2 TIGD6 5q32 tigger transposable element derived 6 RPS20P4 5q33-qter ribosomal protein S20 pseudogene 4 CSF1R 5q31.3 colony stimulating factor 1 receptor, formerly McDonough feline sarcoma viral (v-fms) oncogene homolog RPL7P 5q33.3 ribosomal protein L7 pseudogene PDGFRB 5q31.3 platelet-derived growth factor receptor, beta polypeptide CDX1 5q31.3 caudal type homeo box transcription factor 1 SLC6A7 5q31-q32 solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, L-proline), member 7 CAMK2A 5q33.2 calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II alpha LOC340075 5q33.1 similar to RIKEN cDNA 9330196J05 TCOF1 5q32-q33.1 Treacher Collins-Franceschetti syndrome 1 CD74 5q31.3 CD74 antigen (invariant polypeptide of major histocompatibility complex, class II antigen-associated) RPS14 5q32 ribosomal protein S14 NDST1 5q31.3-q32 N-deacetylase/N-sulfotransferase (heparan glucosaminyl) 1 SYNPO 5q33.1 synaptopodin MYOZ3 5q33.1 myozenin 3 FLJ10290 5q33.1 hypothetical protein FLJ10290 DCTN4 5q31-q32 dynactin 4 (p62) NID67 5q33.1 putative small membrane protein NID67 LRG47 5q33.1 LRG-47-like protein ZNF300 21 zinc finger protein 300 GPX3 5q23 glutathione peroxidase 3 (plasma) TNIP1 5q32-q33.1 TNFAIP3 interacting protein 1 ANXA6 5q32 annexin A6 DKFZP434C171 5q33.1 DKFZP434C171 protein GM2A 5q32 GM2 ganglioside activator protein SLC36A3 5q33.1 solute carrier family 36 (proton/amino acid symporter), member 3 SLC36A2 5q33.1 solute carrier family 36 (proton/amino acid symporter), member 2 LOC391840 5 similar to Thyroid hormone receptor-associated protein complex 240 kDa component (Trap240) (Activator-recruited cofactor 250 kDa component) (ARC250) LOC391841 5 similar to hypothetical protein DKFZp761H0421 SLC36A1 5q33.1 solute carrier family 36 (proton/amino acid symporter), member 1 FAT2 5q31-q32 FAT tumor suppressor homolog 2 (Drosophila) SPARC 5q32 secreted protein, acidic, cysteine-rich (osteonectin) ATOX1 5q32-q33 ATX1 antioxidant protein 1 homolog (yeast) LOC389338 5 LOC389338 G3BP 5q33.3 LOC389338 GLRA1 5q32 glycine receptor, alpha 1 (startle disease/hyperekplexia, stiff man syndrome) GLULL1 5q33 glutamate-ammonia ligase (glutamine synthase)-like 1
TRANSCRIPTS type messenger
text five alternatively spliced transcripts altogether encoding five proteins ACR/NCBI
identificationnb exonstypebpproduct
ProteinkDaAAspecific expressionYearPubmed
13 - 3937 52 460 - 2000 10671518
14 - 3958 53 467 - 2000 10671518
13 - 4105 45.6 403 - 2000 10671518
Type widely
   expressed in (based on citations)
SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
Endocrinethyroid   predominantly
Nervousbrain   highly
Respiratorylung   highly
Skin/Tegumentskin   highly
cell lineage
cell lines
  • a Zn2+ RING finger domain, cysteine rich
  • dynactin subunit 4 family
  • CATEGORY motor/contractile , transport
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     intracellular
  • punctate cytoplasmic and centrosomal distribution
  • targeted to the nucleus when overexpressed
  • basic FUNCTION
  • required for cytoplasmic movement of vesicles and organelles along microtubules
  • could be involved in ACTR1A pointed-end binding and in additional roles in linking dynein and dynactin
  • to the cortical cytoskeleton
  • collaborates with dystrophin in coordinating costamere-aligned microtubules
  • CELLULAR PROCESS cell cycle, division
    cell organization/biogenesis
    PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS cellular trafficking transport
    a component
  • component of a large (20s) macromelecular complex (ARP1 pointed end side) required for the cytoplasmic dynein-driven movement of organelles along the microtubules
  • ATP7B interaction with p62 is a key component of the copper-induced trafficking pathway that delivers ATP7B to subapical vesicles of hepatocytes for the removal of excess copper into bile
  • member of the pointed-end complex of the dynactin shoulder complex which contains DCTN4, DCTN5 and DCTN6 subunits and ACTR10
    small molecule
  • binding directly to ARP1 (ACTR1A, ACTR1B)
  • interacting with ATP7B (key component of the copper-induced trafficking pathway that delivers ATP7B to subapical vesicles of hepatocytes for the removal of excess copper into bile), interaction required copper, the metal-binding CXXC motifs, and the region between MBS 4 and MBS 6 of ATP7B
  • interacting with ANK2 (ANK2 is required for the costamere localization of DCTN4 and is a candidate to mediate interactions of DCTN4 with membrane cargo as well as to stabilize the fast-growing ends of specialized microtubules associated with costameres)
  • ANK2 binds to dystrophin, DCTN4, and microtubules and is required for sarcolemmal association of these proteins as well as dystroglycan
  • cell & other