Gene Symbol: Dock4
Description: dedicator of cytokinesis 4
Alias: dedicator of cytokinesis 4, dedicator of cytokinesis protein 4
Species: rat

Top Publications

  1. Hiramoto Yamaki N, Takeuchi S, Ueda S, Harada K, Fujimoto S, Negishi M, et al. Ephexin4 and EphA2 mediate cell migration through a RhoG-dependent mechanism. J Cell Biol. 2010;190:461-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The activation of RhoG recruits its effector ELMO2 and a Rac GEF Dock4 to form a complex with EphA2 at the tips of cortactin-rich protrusions in migrating breast cancer cells...
  2. Ueda S, Fujimoto S, Hiramoto K, Negishi M, Katoh H. Dock4 regulates dendritic development in hippocampal neurons. J Neurosci Res. 2008;86:3052-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study we found Dock4, an activator of the small GTPase Rac, to have a role in regulating dendritic growth and branching in rat ..
  3. Yan D, Li F, Hall M, Sage C, Hu W, Giallourakis C, et al. An isoform of GTPase regulator DOCK4 localizes to the stereocilia in the inner ear and binds to harmonin (USH1C). J Mol Biol. 2006;357:755-64 pubmed
    ..Here, we have used the yeast two-hybrid assay to isolate molecular partners of harmonin and identified DOCK4, an unconventional guanine exchange factor for the Rho family of guanosine triphosphatases (Rho GEF GTPases), as a ..
  4. Kang H, Davis Dusenbery B, Nguyen P, Lal A, Lieberman J, Van Aelst L, et al. Bone morphogenetic protein 4 promotes vascular smooth muscle contractility by activating microRNA-21 (miR-21), which down-regulates expression of family of dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) proteins. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:3976-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Down-regulation of DOCK4, -5, and -7 by miR-21 inhibited cell migration and promoted cytoskeletal organization by modulating an activity of ..
  5. Ueda S, Negishi M, Katoh H. Rac GEF Dock4 interacts with cortactin to regulate dendritic spine formation. Mol Biol Cell. 2013;24:1602-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Developmental deficiency in spine formation results in multiple neuropsychiatric disorders. Dock4, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for Rac, has been reported as a candidate genetic risk factor for ..