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Aliases for RAB6A Gene

Aliases for RAB6A Gene

  • RAB6A, Member RAS Oncogene Family 2 3
  • RAB6 3 4 6
  • RAB6, Member RAS Oncogene Family 3
  • Ras-Related Protein Rab-6A 3
  • Rab GTPase 3
  • Rab-6 4

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Previous HGNC Symbols for RAB6A Gene

  • RAB6

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAB6A Gene

  • GC11M075714
  • GC11M074926
  • GC11M073609
  • GC11M073113
  • GC11M073112
  • GC11M073064
  • GC11M073386
  • GC11M069682

Summaries for RAB6A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RAB6A Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the RAB family, which belongs to the small GTPase superfamily. GTPases of the RAB family bind to various effectors to regulate the targeting and fusion of transport carriers to acceptor compartments. This protein is located at the Golgi apparatus, which regulates trafficking in both a retrograde (from early endosomes and Golgi to the endoplasmic reticulum) and an anterograde (from the Golgi to the plasma membrane) directions. Myosin II is an effector of this protein in these processes. This protein is also involved in assembly of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) by interacting with the cellular protein Bicaudal D1, which interacts with the HCMV virion tegument protein, pp150. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]

GeneCards Summary for RAB6A Gene

RAB6A (RAB6A, Member RAS Oncogene Family) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAB6A include choroideremia and oculocerebrorenal syndrome. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Cytoskeletal Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is RAB41.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAB6A Gene

  • Protein transport. Regulator of membrane traffic from the Golgi apparatus towards the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Has a low GTPase activity

Gene Wiki entry for RAB6A Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for RAB6A Gene

Genomics for RAB6A Gene

Regulatory Elements for RAB6A Gene

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Genomic Location for RAB6A Gene

73,675,638 bp from pter
73,761,156 bp from pter
85,519 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for RAB6A Gene

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Genomic Location for RAB6A Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for RAB6A Gene

Proteins for RAB6A Gene

  • Protein details for RAB6A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ras-related protein Rab-6A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K133
    • B7Z772
    • F5H668
    • Q1W5D8
    • Q5U0A8
    • Q9UBE4

    Protein attributes for RAB6A Gene

    208 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    23593 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with CCDC64; leads to its accumulation in the pericentrosomal region (By similarity). Interacts with SCYL1BP1. Interacts with VSP52 and RABGAP1. Interacts with GCC2 (via its GRIP domain). Interacts with RAB6IP1 (via its RUN 1 domain). Isoform 1 interacts with RAB6KIFL. Isoform 2 does not interact with RAB6KIFL. Isoform 1 interacts with BICD1. Isoform 2 interacts with BICD1. Isoform 1 interacts with BICD2. Isoform 2 interacts with BICD2. Interacts with TMF1. Isoform 1 (GTP-bound) interacts with DYNLRB1; the interaction is direct. Isoform 2 (GDP-bound) interacts with DYNLRB1; the interaction is direct. Interacts with PIFO. Interacts (GTP-bound) with APBA1/MINT1 isoform 2, also called Mint1_826, but not with isoform 1. Interacts with RIC1 and RGP1; the interactions are direct with a preference for RAB6A-GDP. Interacts with human cytomegalovirus protein UL32 (PubMed:21411515).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for RAB6A Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for RAB6A Gene


neXtProt entry for RAB6A Gene

Proteomics data for RAB6A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for RAB6A Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys164
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

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Domains for RAB6A Gene

Gene Families for RAB6A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for RAB6A Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the small GTPase superfamily. Rab family.
  • Belongs to the small GTPase superfamily. Rab family.
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Function for RAB6A Gene

Molecular function for RAB6A Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Protein transport. Regulator of membrane traffic from the Golgi apparatus towards the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Has a low GTPase activity

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RAB6A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003924 GTPase activity IDA 16332443
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 12391317
GO:0005525 GTP binding IDA 16332443
GO:0019904 protein domain specific binding IPI 12447383
GO:0031489 myosin V binding IPI 24006491
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Phenotypes for RAB6A Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for RAB6A:
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for RAB6A Gene

Localization for RAB6A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAB6A Gene

Golgi apparatus. Golgi apparatus membrane; Lipid-anchor.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for RAB6A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RAB6A gene
Compartment Confidence
golgi apparatus 5
cytosol 4
endoplasmic reticulum 2
nucleus 2
cytoskeleton 1
endosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RAB6A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000139 Golgi membrane IEA --
GO:0005622 intracellular --
GO:0005634 nucleus --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IDA 11121396
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Pathways for RAB6A Gene

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Pathways by source for RAB6A Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RAB6A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000042 protein targeting to Golgi IDA 18243103
GO:0006184 obsolete GTP catabolic process --
GO:0006886 intracellular protein transport --
GO:0006890 retrograde vesicle-mediated transport, Golgi to ER TAS 12447383
GO:0006913 nucleocytoplasmic transport --
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Drugs for RAB6A Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for RAB6A Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
146-91-8 6453837 Target experimental

(16) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for RAB6A Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
gdp 71.8 10
gtp 66.1 10
n-ethylmaleimide 30.4 1
cysteine 29.6 2
lipid 21 7
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Transcripts for RAB6A Gene

Unigene Clusters for RAB6A Gene

RAB6A, member RAS oncogene family:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for RAB6A Gene

No ASD Table

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Expression for RAB6A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for RAB6A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for RAB6A Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RAB6A Gene Hs.503222

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RAB6A Gene

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitous.
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Protein differential expression in normal tissues for RAB6A Gene

Orthologs for RAB6A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for RAB6A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rab6a 35
  • 95.35 (n)
  • 99.04 (a)
Rab6a 16
Rab6a 36
  • 98 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RAB6A 35
  • 99.11 (n)
  • 99.47 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rab6a 35
  • 95.19 (n)
  • 99.04 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 97 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 96 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves RAB6A 35
  • 89.58 (n)
  • 99.04 (a)
RAB6A 36
  • 99 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 92 (a)
-- 36
  • 99 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100124772 35
  • 77.07 (n)
  • 89.76 (a)
MGC76176 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia rab6-prov 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.28607 35
zgc:63637 35
  • 78.05 (n)
  • 87.8 (a)
CU694807.1 36
  • 97 (a)
rab6a 36
  • 97 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Rab6 37
  • 85 (a)
Rab6 36
  • 87 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C56E6.2 37
  • 38 (a)
rab-6.1 35
  • 67.99 (n)
  • 78.22 (a)
rab-6.2 36
  • 81 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes YPT6 36
  • 60 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons RAB6A 35
  • 68.33 (n)
  • 75 (a)
Alicante grape
(Vitis vinifera)
eudicotyledons Vvi.10020 35
(Hordeum vulgare)
Liliopsida Hv.1285 35
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os.6032 35
Os07g0496000 35
  • 66.67 (n)
  • 74 (a)
(Triticum aestivum)
Liliopsida Ta.28749 35
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.8122 35
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.14559 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10389 36
  • 86 (a)
Species with no ortholog for RAB6A:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)

Evolution for RAB6A Gene

Gene Tree for RAB6A (if available)
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Paralogs for RAB6A Gene

Paralogs for RAB6A Gene

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Variants for RAB6A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RAB6A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1177 -- 73,693,751(+) tggtg(C/G)acgcc intron-variant
rs2562 -- 73,750,890(+) agact(C/G)acagt intron-variant
rs2563 -- 73,750,953(+) catgt(C/G)acacc intron-variant
rs868667 -- 73,751,338(-) TTTCC(A/G)AGAAC intron-variant
rs868668 -- 73,751,283(-) tgaga(C/T)ggggt intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RAB6A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv25152 CNV Loss 19812545
nsv390 CNV Loss 18451855
esv22024 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2744772 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2665533 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv897912 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv510260 CNV Loss 20534489

Relevant External Links for RAB6A Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAB6A Gene

Disorders for RAB6A Gene

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(2) Diseases for RAB6A Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for RAB6A Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for RAB6A Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
retinal degeneration 33.4 1
cancer 1.89 3
tumors 0.356 1
influenza 0 1

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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for RAB6A Gene

Publications for RAB6A Gene

  1. Rab6 family proteins interact with the dynein light chain protein DYNLRB1. (PMID: 18044744) Wanschers B.F.J. … Fransen J. (Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton 2008) 3 4 23
  2. Rab and Arl GTPase family members cooperate in the localization of the golgin GCC185. (PMID: 18243103) Burguete A.S. … Pfeffer S.R. (Cell 2008) 3 4 23
  3. A role for the small GTPase Rab6 in assembly of human cytomegalovirus. (PMID: 21411515) Indran S.V. … Britt W.J. (J. Virol. 2011) 3 4
  4. Alternative splicing of the human Rab6A gene generates two close but functionally different isoforms. (PMID: 11071909) Echard A. … Fransen J.A.M. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2000) 3 4
  5. Rab6c, a new member of the Rab gene family, is involved in drug resistance in MCF7/AdrR cells. (PMID: 11054569) Shan J. … Xu H.-P. (Gene 2000) 3 4

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