May be involved in several stages of intracellular trafficking. Plays a role in endocytosis via clathrin-coated pits, but also clathrin-independent, actin-dependent fluid-phase endocytosis. Plays a role in macropinocytosis. Binds to membranes enriched in phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate and promotes membrane tubulation. Stimulates the GTPase activity of DNM2. Promotes DNM2 location at the plasma membrane.
Belongs to the sorting nexin family. Contains 1 BAR domain. Contains 1 PX (phox homology) domain. Contains 1 SH3 domain.
The PX domain mediates interaction with membranes enriched in phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate.
Endomembrane system. Endosome membrane. Cell membrane. Localized at sites of endocytosis at the cell membrane. Detected on newly formed macropinosomes. Partially colocalized with clathrin and dynamin at the cell membrane. Transiently recruited to clathrin-coated pits at a late stage of clathrin-coated vesicle formation.