Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including enzyme binding activity; peptidase activator activity; and protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including blood vessel morphogenesis; negative regulation of protein modification process; and regulation of blood circulation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the acrosomal membrane; caveolar macromolecular signaling complex; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Colocalizes with the focal adhesion. Used to study Alzheimer's disease; breast cancer; and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including breast cancer (multiple); lipodystrophy (multiple); primary open angle glaucoma; primary pulmonary hypertension; and systemic scleroderma (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including cardiovascular system; cerebral cortex; lung; meninges; and paraxial mesenchyme. Orthologous to human CAV1 (caveolin 1).