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
Molecular Function: protein binding; signal transducer activity
Biological Process: apical junction assembly; cytokinesis; positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; positive regulation of lipase activity; regulation of small GTPase mediated signal transduction