FunctionProbably involved in connections of major cytoskeletal structures to the plasma membrane.
Tissue specificityIn all tissues and cultured cells studied.
Sequence similaritiesContains 1 FERM domain.
Post-translational modificationsPhosphorylation on Thr-558 is crucial for the formation of microvilli-like structures.
Cellular localizationCell membrane. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Apical cell membrane. Cell projection > microvillus membrane. Phosphorylated form is enriched in microvilli-like structures at apical membrane (By similarity). Increased cell membrane localization of both phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated forms seen after thrombin treatment.