a small G protein of the Rho family. Regulates a signal transduction pathway linking plasma membrane receptors to the assembly of focal adhesions and actin stress fibers. Controls the reorganization of actins into podosomes. Serves as a target for the yopT cysteine peptidase from Yersinia pestis, vector of the plague, and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, which causes gastrointestinal disorders. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: G protein; G protein, monomeric; G protein, monomeric, Rho; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Tumor suppressor
Molecular Function: GTP binding; GTPase activity; protein binding
Biological Process: apoptosis; cell adhesion; cytokinesis; endosome to lysosome transport; negative regulation of cell cycle; negative regulation of cell migration; platelet activation; positive regulation of angiogenesis; positive regulation of apoptosis; regulation of cell migration; regulation of small GTPase mediated signal transduction; Rho protein signal transduction