a member of the RAB family of RAS-related GTP-binding proteins, important regulators of vesicular transport and are located in specific intracellular compartments. RAB7 has been localized to late endosomes and shown to be important in the late endocytic pathway. In addition, it has been shown to have a fundamental role in the cellular vacuolation induced by the cytotoxin VacA of Helicobacter pylori. Mutations in this protein cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2B neuropathy. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: G protein; G protein, monomeric; G protein, monomeric, Rab
Molecular Function: GTPase activity; protein binding; GDP binding; GTP binding; Rac GTPase binding
Biological Process: protein targeting to lysosome; protein transport; early endosome to late endosome transport; GTP catabolic process; small GTPase mediated signal transduction; antigen processing and presentation of exogenous peptide antigen via MHC class II; endosome to lysosome transport; endocytosis; epidermal growth factor ligand processing; bone resorption
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.