Aliases for ANKRD27 Gene
External Ids for ANKRD27 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ANKRD27 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ANKRD27 Gene
ANKRD27 (Ankyrin Repeat Domain 27) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Vesicle-mediated transport and RAB GEFs exchange GTP for GDP on RABs. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and Rab GTPase binding. An important paralog of this gene is OSTF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ANKRD27 Gene
May be a guanine exchange factor (GEF) for Rab21, Rab32 and Rab38 and regulate endosome dynamics (PubMed:16525121, PubMed:18477474). May regulate the participation of VAMP7 in membrane fusion events; in vitro inhibits VAMP7-mediated SNARE complex formation by trapping VAMP7 in a closed, fusogenically inactive conformation (PubMed:23104059). Involved in peripheral melanosomal distribution of TYRP1 in melanocytes; the function, which probably is implicating vesicle-trafficking, includes cooperation with Rab32, Rab38 and VAMP7 (By similarity). Involved in the regulation of neurite growth; the function seems to require its GEF activity, probably towards Rab21, and VAMP7 but not Rab32/38 (By similarity). Proposed to be involved in Golgi sorting of VAMP7 and transport of VAMP7 vesicles to the cell surface; the function seems to implicate kinesin heavy chain isoform 5 proteins, GOLGA4, RAB21 and MACF1 (PubMed:22705394). Required for the colocalization of VAMP7 and Rab21, probably on TGN sites (PubMed:19745841). Involved in GLUT1 endosome-to-plasma membrane trafficking; the function is dependent of association with VPS29 (PubMed:24856514). Regulates the proper trafficking of melanogenic enzymes TYR, TYRP1 and DCT/TYRP2 to melanosomes in melanocytes (By similarity).