|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||79371 Da|
|Other Names||Rab5 GDP/GTP exchange factor|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS, 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol, pH 7.2|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||Rabex-5 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Rab effector protein acting as linker between gamma- adaptin, RAB4A or RAB5A. Involved in endocytic membrane fusion and membrane trafficking of recycling endosomes. Stimulates nucleotide exchange on RAB5A. Can act as a ubiquitin ligase (By similarity).|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm. Early endosome. Recycling endosome|
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Rabex-5, also called RabGEF1 and RAP1, was identified as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for Rab5, a member of the Ras superfamily of small Rab GTPases (1). Rabex-5 generates the GTP-bound active form of Rab5 and forms a tight association with its effector protein Rabaptin-5. This complex localizes to endosomal membranes where it functions as a key regulator of vesicular trafficking during early endocytosis. Rabex-5 is also monoubiquitinated and has ubiquitin ligase activity that regulates its recruitment to early endosomes. The conformational change between Rab5 GTP/GDP states is essential for its biological function as a rate limiting regulator at multiple steps during endocytosis. Through its control of endosomal trafficking and endocytosis, Rabex-5 has been shown to negatively regulate NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth as well as FcεRI-dependent mast cell activation.
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