Aliases for RPH3A Gene
External Ids for RPH3A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPH3A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is thought to be an effector for RAB3A, which is a small G protein that acts in the late stages of neurotransmitter exocytosis. The encoded protein may be involved in neurotransmitter release and synaptic vesicle traffic. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2016]
GeneCards Summary for RPH3A Gene
RPH3A (Rabphilin 3A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RPH3A include Infundibulo-Neurohypophysitis and Diabetes Insipidus, Neurohypophyseal. Among its related pathways are Deregulation of Rab and Rab Effector Genes in Bladder Cancer. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is DOC2B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RPH3A Gene
Plays an essential role in docking and fusion steps of regulated exocytosis (By similarity). At the presynaptic level, RPH3A is recruited by RAB3A to the synaptic vesicle membrane in a GTP-dependent manner where it modulates synaptic vesicle trafficking and calcium-triggered neurotransmitter release (By similarity). In the post-synaptic compartment, forms a ternary complex with GRIN2A and DLG4 and regulates NMDA receptor stability. Plays also a role in the exocytosis of arginine vasopressin hormone (By similarity).