Aliases for RHEB Gene
External Ids for RHEB Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RHEB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RHEB Gene
This gene is a member of the small GTPase superfamily and encodes a lipid-anchored, cell membrane protein with five repeats of the RAS-related GTP-binding region. This protein is vital in regulation of growth and cell cycle progression due to its role in the insulin/TOR/S6K signaling pathway. The protein has GTPase activity and shuttles between a GDP-bound form and a GTP-bound form, and farnesylation of the protein is required for this activity. Three pseudogenes have been mapped, two on chromosome 10 and one on chromosome 22. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RHEB Gene
RHEB (Ras Homolog Enriched In Brain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RHEB include tuberous sclerosis. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GTPase activity. An important paralog of this gene is RASL12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RHEB Gene
Activates the protein kinase activity of mTORC1, and thereby plays a role in the regulation of apoptosis. Stimulates the phosphorylation of S6K1 and EIF4EBP1 through activation of mTORC1 signaling. Has low intrinsic GTPase activity.