The Golgi apparatus consists of a series of stacked, flattened membrane stacks called cisternae that are involved in the transport of lipids and proteins in the secretory pathway and are important for Golgi-microtubule interaction. Golgin 160 is a 1,498 amino acid protein that localizes to both the cytoplasm and to the Golgi apparatus and contains a series of coiled-coil domains. Expressed in a variety of tissues, including heart, liver, testis, kidney, lung and salivary gland, golgin 160 functions as a homodimer that interacts with GOLGA7 and is thought to be involved in maintaining Golgi structure and may play a role in nuclear transport and Golgi apparatus localization. Multiple isoforms of golgin 160 exist due to alternative splicing events.
Synonyms: GCP170, GOLGA 3, GOLGA3, Golgi autoantigen, Golgi complex associated protein of 170 kDa, Golgi complex-associated protein of 170 kD, Golgi membrane associated protein, Golgi peripheral membrane protein, Golgin 160, Golgin subfamily a 3, HGNC:4426, Male enhanced antigen 2, MEA2, SY2/SY10 protein, GOGA3_HUMAN.