FunctionCritical negative regulator of cardiac hypertrophy and a positive inotropic regulator (By similarity). May play a role in regulating the function of the thioredoxin system. Does not posses any thyoredoxin activity since it lacks the conserved motif that is essential for catalytic activity.
Tissue specificityExpressed in heart, spleen, testis and, to a lower extent, in thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes. Weakly expressed in lung, placenta, colon and small intestine.
DomainThe thioredoxin domain lacks the two redox-active cysteines. This strongly suggests that it lacks thioredoxin activity.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cell cortex. Cytoplasm > myofibril > sarcomere > Z line. Under the plasma membrane. After PMA stimulation, GLRX3 and PRKCQ/PKC-theta translocate to a more extended submembrane area. In the Z line, found associated with CSRP3.