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Rho/Rac guanine nucleotide exchange factor
Rho GTPases play a fundamental role in numerous cellular processes that are initiated by extracellular stimuli that work through G protein coupled receptors. The encoded protein may form complex with G proteins and stimulate rho-dependent signals. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009] (from
Tran et al., Phoenix, United States. In Mol Cancer Res, Feb 2016
Previous observations indicated that SGEF (ARHGEF26), a RhoG-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), is overexpressed in GB tumors and plays a role in promoting TWEAK-Fn14-mediated glioma invasion.
Zalcman et al., Caen, France. In Cancer Res, Feb 2016
Mechanistic investigations revealed that RASSF1A blocked tumor growth by stimulating cofilin/PP2A-mediated dephosphorylation of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor GEF-H1, thereby stimulating its ability to activate the anti-metastatic small GTPase RhoB.
Proud et al., Adelaide, Australia. In Biochem Soc Trans, Jan 2016
The eukaryotic translation initiation factor (eIF) eIF2B is a key regulator of mRNA translation, being the guanine nt exchange factor (GEF) responsible for the recycling of the heterotrimeric G-protein, eIF2, which is required to allow translation initiation to occur.
Katzav, Jerusalem, Israel. In Oncotarget, Nov 2015
One of these, Vav1, is normally expressed exclusively in the hematopoietic system, where it functions as a specific GDP/GTP nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), strictly regulated by tyrosine phosphorylation.
Krause et al., New Haven, United States. In Dev Cell, 2012
It was shown that the guanine exchange factors GEF-H1 and ECT2 must be downregulated for megakaryote polyploidization. The first (2N-4N) endomitotic cycle requires GEF-H1 downregulation, whereas subsequent cycles (>4N) require ECT2 downregulation.