RAB8A, Ras-related protein Rab-8A
Also Known as
RAB8A_HUMAN, RAB8A, MEL, RAB8
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 is involved in polarized vesicular trafficking and neurotransmitter release. Together with RAB11A, RAB3IP, the exocyst complex, PARD3, PRKCI, ANXA2, CDC42 and DNMBP promotes transcytosis of PODXL to the apical membrane initiation sites (AMIS), apical surface formation and lumenogenesis (PubMed:20890297). Together with MYO5B and RAB11A participates in epithelial cell polarization (PubMed:21282656). Plays an important role in ciliogenesis (PubMed:21844891). Together with MICALL2, may also regulate adherens junction assembly (By similarity). May play a role in insulin-induced transport to the plasma membrane of the glucose transporter GLUT4 and therefore play a role in glucose homeostasis (By similarity). Involved in autophagy (PubMed:27103069). Interacts (GTP-bound form) with MICALL1; regulates RAB8A association with recycling endosomes. Interacts with MICALL2; competes with RAB13 and is involved in E-cadherin endocytic recycling. Interacts (GTP-bound form) with MICAL1, MICALCL, MICAL3, EHBP1 and EHBP1L1; at least in case of MICAL1, MICALCL, MICAL3 and EHBP1L1 two molecules of RAB8A can bind to one molecule of the effector protein; ternary complexes of RAB8A, RAB13 and either MICAL1 or EHBP1L1 are possible. Interacts with EHD1. Interacts with MAP4K2 and SYTL4. Interacts with SGSM1 and SGSM3. Interacts with RABIF, RIMS2, RPH3A and RPH3A. Interacts with OPTN. Interacts with RAB3IP. Interacts with MYO5B. Interacts with PIFO. Interacts with BIRC6/bruce. Interacts with OCRL. Interacts with AHI1 (By similarity). Interacts with DCDC1 (PubMed:22159412).