C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD) of the type found in the human type-1A transmembrane proteins chondrolectin (CHODL) and layilin
CLECT_chondrolectin_like: C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD) of the type found in the human type-1A transmembrane proteins chondrolectin (CHODL) and layilin. CTLD refers to a domain homologous to the carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs) of the C-type lectins. CHODL is predominantly expressed in muscle cells and is associated with T-cell maturation. Various alternatively spliced isoforms have been of CHODL have been identified. The transmembrane form of CHODL is localized in the ER-Golgi apparatus. Layilin is widely expressed in different cell types. The extracellular CTLD of layilin binds hyaluronan (HA), a major constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The cytoplasmic tail of layilin binds various members of the band 4.1/ERM superfamily (talin, radixin, and merlin). The ERM proteins are cytoskeleton-membrane linker molecules which link actin to receptors in the plasma membrane. Layilin co-localizes in with talin in membrane ruffles and may mediate signals from the ECM to the cell cytoskeleton.