CAV2

CAV2

A gene on chromosome 7q31.1 that encodes caveolin 2, the main scaffolding protein of the inner surface of caveolae (small invaginations of plasma membranes). Caveolin 2 is involved in essential cellular functions, including signal transduction, lipid metabolism, control of cell growth and apoptosis; it may function as a tumour suppressor.
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The paper, "Common variants near CAV1 and CAV2 are associated with primary open-angle glaucoma," is published online in Nature Genetics at http://www.