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Shinde, S.R. and Subba Reddy, Maddika (2016) A modification switch on a molecular switch: phosphoregulation of Rab7 during endosome maturation. Small GTPases, 7 (3). pp. 164-167. ISSN 2154-1248

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Rab GTPases, the highly conserved members of Ras GTPase superfamily are the pivotal regulators of vesicle-mediated trafficking. Rab GTPases, each with a specific subcellular localization, exert tremendous control over various aspects of vesicular transport, identity and dynamics. Several lines of research have established that GDI, GEFs and GAPs are the critical players to orchestrate Rab GTPase activity and function. The importance of post translational modifications in Rab GTPase functional regulation is poorly or not yet been addressed except for prenylation. Our recent study has revealed a novel dephosphorylation dependent regulatory mechanism for Rab7 activity and function. We have shown the importance of PTEN mediated dephosphorylation of Rab7 on highly conserved S72 and Y183 residues, which is essential for its GDI mediated membrane targeting and further activation by GEF. In conclusion, our study highlighted the importance of a phosphorylation/dephosphorylation switch in controlling timely Rab7 localization and activity on endosomes.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 04:24
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 18:34
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/712

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