FunctionTethering protein that sequesters GLUT4-containing vesicles in the cytoplasm in the absence of insulin. Modulates the amount of GLUT4 that is available at the cell surface.
Tissue specificityUbiquitous. Highly expressed in testis, heart, skeletal muscle and pancreas.
Involvement in diseaseNote=A chromosomal aberration involving ASPSCR1 is found in patients with alveolar soft part sarcoma. Translocation t(X;17)(p11;q25) with TFE3 forms a ASPSCR1-TFE3 fusion protein. Note=A chromosomal aberration involving ASPSCR1 has been found in two patients with of papillary renal cell carcinoma. Translocation t(X;17)(p11.2;q25).