Synonyms: ARF1GEF,BFA resistant GEF 1,BFA-resistant GEF 1,FLJ21263,FLJ21500,GBF1,GBF1,golgi brefeldin A resistant guanine nucleotide exchange factor 1,Golgi specific brefeldin A resistance factor 1,Golgi specific Brefeldin A-resistance factor,Golgi-specific brefeldin A-resistance guanine nucleotide exchange,Golgi-specific brefeldin A-resistance guanine nucleotide exchange factor 1,KIAA0248,MGC134877,MGC134878
Background: This gene encodes a member of the Sec7 domain family. The encoded protein is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor that regulates the recruitment of proteins to membranes by mediating GDP to GTP exchange. The encoded protein is localized to the Golgi apparatus and plays a role in vesicular trafficking by activating ADP ribosylation factor 1. The encoded protein has also been identified as an important host factor for viral replication. Multiple transcript variants have been observed for this gene.