RAB5A 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. RAB5A is required for the fusion of plasma membranes and early endosomes. Contributes to the regulation of filopodia extension. Required for the exosomal release of SDCBP, CD63, PDCD6IP and syndecan. Regulates maturation of apoptotic cell-containing phagosomes, probably downstream of DYN2 and PIK3C3. Belongs to the small GTPase superfamily. Rab family. 2 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: G protein; G protein, monomeric; G protein, monomeric, Rab; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 17 C|17 27.82 cM
Cellular Component:  actin cytoskeleton; anchored component of synaptic vesicle membrane; axon; axon terminus; cell projection; cytoplasm; cytoplasmic side of early endosome membrane; cytoplasmic vesicle; cytosol; dendrite; early endosome; early phagosome; endocytic vesicle; endosome; endosome membrane; membrane; membrane raft; neuron projection; neuronal cell body; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; phagocytic vesicle; plasma membrane; postsynaptic early endosome; protein-containing complex; recycling endosome; ruffle; somatodendritic compartment; synaptic vesicle; terminal bouton; zymogen granule membrane
Molecular Function:  GDP binding; GDP-dissociation inhibitor binding; GTP binding; GTPase activity; guanyl nucleotide binding; nucleotide binding; protein binding
Biological Process:  amyloid-beta clearance by transcytosis; early endosome to late endosome transport; endocytosis; endosome organization; intracellular protein transport; phagocytosis; positive regulation of exocytosis; positive regulation of smooth muscle cell migration; positive regulation of smooth muscle cell proliferation; protein transport; Rab protein signal transduction; receptor internalization involved in canonical Wnt signaling pathway; regulation of endocytosis; regulation of endosome size; regulation of filopodium assembly; regulation of long-term neuronal synaptic plasticity; regulation of synaptic vesicle exocytosis; synaptic vesicle recycling; viral RNA genome replication
Reference #:  Q9CQD1 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: 2410015H04Rik; AI663973; AU021172; nnyRab5a; Rab5a; RAB5A, member RAS oncogene family; Ras-related protein Rab-5A
Gene Symbols: Rab5a
Molecular weight: 23,599 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 8.32  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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