Aliases for RAB31 Gene
External Ids for RAB31 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAB31 Gene
Small GTP-binding proteins of the RAB family, such as RAB31, play essential roles in vesicle and granule targeting (Bao et al., 2002 [PubMed 11784320]).[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2009]
GeneCards Summary for RAB31 Gene
RAB31 (RAB31, Member RAS Oncogene Family) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Vesicle-mediated transport. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GDP binding. An important paralog of this gene is RAB22A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAB31 Gene
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 set of downstream effectors directly responsible for vesicle formation, movement, tethering and fusion. Required for the integrity and for normal function of the Golgi apparatus and the trans-Golgi network. Plays a role in insulin-stimulated translocation of GLUT4 to the cell membrane. Plays a role in M6PR transport from the trans-Golgi network to endosomes. Plays a role in the internalization of EGFR from the cell membrane into endosomes. Plays a role in the maturation of phagosomes that engulf pathogens, such as S.aureus and M.tuberculosis.