Gene Symbol: Rab2a
Description: RAB2A, member RAS oncogene family
Alias: Rab2, ras-related protein Rab-2A, RAB2, member RAS oncogene family
Species: rat
Products:     Rab2a

Top Publications

  1. Cussac D, Leblanc P, L Heritier A, Bertoglio J, Lang P, Kordon C, et al. Rho proteins are localized with different membrane compartments involved in vesicular trafficking in anterior pituitary cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1996;119:195-206 pubmed
    ..They were found in both membrane and cytosolic fractions. Rab1 and rab2 were localized in both Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes, while rab4 and rab6 were found in fractions ..
  2. Tisdale E, Artalejo C. A GAPDH mutant defective in Src-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation impedes Rab2-mediated events. Traffic. 2007;8:733-41 pubmed
    ..Indeed, we have reported that GAPDH is required for Rab2-mediated retrograde transport from vesicular tubular clusters (VTCs)...
  3. Touchot N, Chardin P, Tavitian A. Four additional members of the ras gene superfamily isolated by an oligonucleotide strategy: molecular cloning of YPT-related cDNAs from a rat brain library. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1987;84:8210-4 pubmed
    ..rab1 is a mammalian homolog of the yeast YPT gene, and the four rab genes constitute an additional branch of the ras gene superfamily that to our knowledge has not been described in higher eukaryotes. ..
  4. Tisdale E. Rab2 interacts directly with atypical protein kinase C (aPKC) iota/lambda and inhibits aPKCiota/lambda-dependent glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:52524-30 pubmed
    ..The small GTPase Rab2 selectively recruits the kinase to vesicular tubular clusters (VTCs) where PKCiota/lambda phosphorylates ..
  5. Eathiraj S, Pan X, Ritacco C, Lambright D. Structural basis of family-wide Rab GTPase recognition by rabenosyn-5. Nature. 2005;436:415-9 pubmed
  6. Haas A, Yoshimura S, Stephens D, Preisinger C, Fuchs E, Barr F. Analysis of GTPase-activating proteins: Rab1 and Rab43 are key Rabs required to maintain a functional Golgi complex in human cells. J Cell Sci. 2007;120:2997-3010 pubmed
  7. Larance M, Ramm G, James D. The GLUT4 code. Mol Endocrinol. 2008;22:226-33 pubmed
    ..Many are now taking on this challenge. ..
  8. Kaddai V, Le Marchand Brustel Y, Cormont M. Rab proteins in endocytosis and Glut4 trafficking. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2008;192:75-88 pubmed publisher
  9. Zaid H, Antonescu C, Randhawa V, Klip A. Insulin action on glucose transporters through molecular switches, tracks and tethers. Biochem J. 2008;413:201-15 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Krijnse Locker J, Parton R, Fuller S, Griffiths G, Dotti C. The organization of the endoplasmic reticulum and the intermediate compartment in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Mol Biol Cell. 1995;6:1315-32 pubmed
    ..We also analyzed the location of rab1, rab2, p58, the KDEL receptor, and beta-subunit of coatomer...
  2. Watson R, Pessin J. GLUT4 translocation: the last 200 nanometers. Cell Signal. 2007;19:2209-17 pubmed
    ..Future work will focus on identifying the key insulin targets that regulate the GLUT4 docking/fusion processes. ..