This gene encodes a member of the soluble NSF attachment protein (SNAP) family. SNAP proteins play a critical role in the docking and fusion of vesicles to target membranes as part of the 20S NSF-SNAP-SNARE complex. The encoded protein plays a role in the completion of membrane fusion by mediating the interaction of N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) with the vesicle-associated and membrane-associated SNAP receptor (SNARE) complex, and stimulating the ATPase activity of NSF. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed for this gene.
Alternative names and synonyms associated with NAPA
NSF attachment protein alpha (NAPA) ELISA Kit
N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein, alpha b (napab) ELISA Kit
NSF attachment protein alpha L homeolog (napa.L) ELISA Kit