Aliases for RAB27A Gene
External Ids for RAB27A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the small GTPase superfamily, Rab family. The protein is membrane-bound and may be involved in protein transport and small GTPase mediated signal transduction. Mutations in this gene are associated with Griscelli syndrome type 2. Alternative splicing occurs at this locus and four transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RAB27A Gene
RAB27A (RAB27A, Member RAS Oncogene Family) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAB27A include griscelli syndrome, type 2 and chediak-higashi syndrome. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is RAB27B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAB27A Gene
Plays a role in cytotoxic granule exocytosis in lymphocytes. Required for both granule maturation and granule docking and priming at the immunologic synapse.