May function as a scaffold on which the coordinated assembly of proteins can occur. May play a role as an adapter that, via its PDZ domain, localizes LIM-binding proteins to actin filaments of both skeletal muscle and nonmuscle tissues. Involved in both of the two fundamental mechanisms of bone formation, direct bone formation (e.g. embryonic flat bones mandible and cranium), and endochondral bone formation (e.g. embryonic long bone development). Plays a role during fracture repair. Involved in BMP6 signaling pathway.
Isoform 1 and isoform 2 are expressed ubiquitously, however, isoform 2 predominates in skeletal muscle, isoform 1 is more abundant in lung, spleen, leukocytes and fetal liver.
The LIM zinc-binding 2 (LIM 2) domain interacts with TBX4. The LIM zinc-binding 3 (LIM 3) domain provides the structural basis for recognition of tyrosine-containing tight turn structures. This domain is necessary and sufficient for interaction with TBX5. Anchored to cell periphery via its N-terminal PDZ domain.
Cytoplasm. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Colocalizes with RET to the cell periphery and in some cytoskeletal components. Colocalizes with TPM2 near the Z line in muscle. Co-localizes with TBX4 and TBX5 to actin filaments.
Detection of PDLIM7 by Western blot of Immunprecipitate.
ab86065, at 1 µg/ml, staining PDLIM7 in HeLa whole cell lysate immunoprecipitated using ab86065 at 3 µg/mg lysate (1 mg/IP; 20% of IP loaded/lane). Detection: Chemiluminescence with an exposure time of 3 seconds.