Aliases for RAB8B Gene
External Ids for RAB8B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAB8B Gene
RAB proteins, like RAB8B, are low molecular mass monomeric GTPases that localize on the cytoplasmic surfaces of distinct membrane-bound organelles. RAB proteins function in intracellular vesicle transport by aiding in the docking and/or fusion of vesicles with their target membranes (summary by Chen et al., 1997 [PubMed 9030196]).[supplied by OMIM, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for RAB8B Gene
RAB8B (RAB8B, Member RAS Oncogene Family) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAB8B include Oguchi Disease 2 and Deafness, Autosomal Recessive 9. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GTPase activity. An important paralog of this gene is RAB8A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RAB8B Gene
The small GTPases Rab are key regulators of intracellular membrane trafficking, from the formation of transport vesicles to their fusion with membranes. Rabs cycle between an inactive GDP-bound form and an active GTP-bound form that is able to recruit to membranes different sets of downstream effectors directly responsible for vesicle formation, movement, tethering and fusion. That Rab may be involved in polarized vesicular trafficking and neurotransmitter release. May participate in cell junction dynamics in Sertoli cells (By similarity).