Source: hRBCD ; ID: IPI00028481
Marked as 'Membrane associated protein'
Confidence: high (present in two of the MS resources) Search PubMed for
(RBC AND this entry)

Gene names: RAB8A , MEL, RAB8
Protein names and data: RAB8A_HUMAN , Ras-related protein Rab-8A , Oncogene c-mel; Flags: Precursor Lenght: 207 a.a.
Mass: 23668 Da
fasta formatted sequence

Function: The small GTPases Rab are key regulators of intracellular membrane trafficking, from the formation of transport vesicles to their fusion with membranes. Rabs cycle between an inactive GDP-bound form and an active GTP-bound form that is able to recruit to membranes different sets of downstream effectors directly responsible for vesicle formation, movement, tethering and fusion. That Rab is involved in polarized vesicular trafficking and neurotransmitter release. Together with RAB11A, RAB3IP, the exocyst complex, PARD3, PRKCI, ANXA2, CDC42 and DNMBP promotes transcytosis of PODXL to the apical membrane initiation sites (AMIS), apical surface formation and lumenogenesis. Together with MYO5B and RAB11A participates in epithelial cell polarization. Plays an important role in ciliogenesis. Together with MICALL2, may also regulate adherens junction assembly. May play a role in insulin-induced transport to the plasma membrane of the glucose transporter GLUT4 and therefore play a role in glucose homeostasis.
Cellular location: Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor; Cytoplasmic side (Potential). Golgi apparatus. Recycling endosome membrane. Cell projection, cilium. Cytoplasmic vesicle, phagosome. Cytoplasmic vesicle, phagosome membrane; Lipid-anchor; Cytoplasmic side (By similarity). Note=Colocalizes with OPTN at the Golgi complex and in vesicular structures close to the plasma membrane. In the GDP-bound form, present in the perinuclear region. Shows a polarized distribution to distal regions of cell protrusions in the GTP-bound form. Colocalizes with PARD3, PRKCI, EXOC5, OCLN, PODXL and RAB11A in apical membrane initiation sites (AMIS) during the generation of apical surface and lumenogenesis. Localizes to tubular recycling endosome. Recruited to phagosomes containing S.aureus or M.tuberculosis.

Database cross-references

UniProt: P61006
Ensembl: ENST00000300935
MIM: 165040
neXtProt: NX_P61006
Antibodypedia: P61006 (may not find the protein thus also not any antibody)
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