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: GDP binding; GTP binding; GTPase activity; protein binding
Biological Process: antigen processing and presentation of exogenous peptide antigen via MHC class II; autophagic vacuole formation; early endosome to late endosome transport; endocytosis; endosome to lysosome transport; epidermal growth factor ligand processing; neutrophil degranulation; positive regulation of protein catabolic process; positive regulation of viral reproduction; protein targeting to lysosome; protein to membrane docking; protein transport; release of virus from host; retrograde transport, endosome to Golgi