RhoD is a member of the Rho gene family that interacts with protein kinases and serves as a target of activated GTPase. Rho binds GTP and plays a critical role in muscle differentiation by regulating the expression of myogenin and MEF2 genes. Furthermore, Rho is involved in endosome dynamics and reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton and plays a role in coordinating membrane transport (1). mDia and ROCK are downstream effectors of Rho mediating Rho action on the actin cytoskeleton; mDia produces actin filaments by nucleation and polymerization and ROCK activate myosin to cross-link them for induction of actomyosin bundles and contractility (2).
Rho; RHOHP1; RHOM
1. Gasman, S. et al: RhoD regulates endosome dynamics through Diaphanous-related Formin and Src tyrosine kinase. Nature Cell Biol. 5: 195-204, 2003.
2. Narumiya, S. et al: Rho signaling, ROCK and mDia1, in transformation, metastasis and invasion. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2009 Jun;28(1-2):65-76.
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