Aliases for ARHGEF26 Gene
External Ids for ARHGEF26 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARHGEF26 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Rho-guanine nucleotide exchange factor (Rho-GEF) family. These proteins regulate Rho GTPases by catalyzing the exchange of GDP for GTP. The encoded protein specifically activates RhoG and plays a role in the promotion of macropinocytosis. Underexpression of the encoded protein may be a predictive marker of chemoresistant disease. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
GeneCards Summary for ARHGEF26 Gene
ARHGEF26 (Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor 26) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARHGEF26 include Rett Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and p75 NTR receptor-mediated signalling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include Rho guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ARHGEF16.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ARHGEF26 Gene
Activates RhoG GTPase by promoting the exchange of GDP by GTP. Required for the formation of membrane ruffles during macropinocytosis. Required for the formation of cup-like structures during trans-endothelial migration of leukocytes. In case of Salmonella enterica infection, activated by SopB, which induces cytoskeleton rearrangements and promotes bacterial entry.