The Golgi apparatus, which participates in glycosylation and transport of proteins and lipids in the secretory pathway, consists of a series of stacked cisternae (flattened membrane sacs). Interactions between the Golgi and microtubules are thought to be important for the reorganization of the Golgi after it fragments during mitosis. This gene encodes one of the golgins, a family of proteins localized to the Golgi. This protein is a coiled-coil membrane protein that has been postulated to play a role in vesicle tethering and docking. Translocations involving this gene and the ret proto-oncogene have been found in tumor tissues, the chimeric sequences have been designated RET-II and PTC5. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010].
Synonyms: Cell proliferation inducing gene 31, Cell proliferation-inducing gene 31 protein, GOGA5_HUMAN, GOLGA 5, GOLGA5, Golgi autoantigen golgin subfamily a 5, Golgi integral membrane protein 5, Golgin 84, Golgin subfamily A member 5, Golgin-84, Golgin84, GOLIM 5, GOLIM5, Protein Ret-II, PTC5, Ret fused gene 5, RET fused gene 5 protein, Ret II, Ret II protein, RET-fused gene 5 protein, RFG 5, RFG5.