Aliases for RHOC Gene
External Ids for RHOC Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RHOC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RHOC Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Rho family of small GTPases, which cycle between inactive GDP-bound and active GTP-bound states and function as molecular switches in signal transduction cascades. Rho proteins promote reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton and regulate cell shape, attachment, and motility. The protein encoded by this gene is prenylated at its C-terminus, and localizes to the cytoplasm and plasma membrane. It is thought to be important in cell locomotion. Overexpression of this gene is associated with tumor cell proliferation and metastasis. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RHOC Gene
RHOC (Ras Homolog Family Member C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RHOC include tongue squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is RHOA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RHOC Gene
Regulates a signal transduction pathway linking plasma membrane receptors to the assembly of focal adhesions and actin stress fibers. Serves as a microtubule-dependent signal that is required for the myosin contractile ring formation during cell cycle cytokinesis. Regulates apical junction formation in bronchial epithelial cells.