Aliases for RILP Gene
External Ids for RILP Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RILP Gene
This gene encodes a lysosomal protein that interacts with RAB7, a small GTPase that controls transport to endocytic degradative compartments. Studies using mutant forms of the two proteins suggest that this protein represents a downstream effector for RAB7, and both proteins act together in the regulation of late endocytic traffic. A unique region of this protein has also been shown to be involved in the regulation of lysosomal morphology. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]
GeneCards Summary for RILP Gene
RILP (Rab Interacting Lysosomal Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RILP include epilepsy, progressive myoclonic 1b. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Salmonella infection (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include Rab GTPase binding. An important paralog of this gene is RILPL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RILP Gene
Rab effector playing a role in late endocytic transport to degradative compartments. Involved in the regulation of lysosomal morphology and distribution. Induces recruitment of dynein-dynactin motor complexes to Rab7A-containing late endosome and lysosome compartments. Promotes centripetal migration of phagosomes and the fusion of phagosomes with the late endosomes and lysosomes.