Multitasking Rab Proteins in Autophagy and Membrane Trafficking: A Focus on Rab33b
AbstractAutophagy (particularly macroautophagy) is a bulk degradation process used by eukaryotic cells in order to maintain adequate energy levels and cellular homeostasis through the delivery of long-lived proteins and organelles to the lysosome, resulting in their degradation. It is becoming increasingly clear that many of the molecular requirements to fulfil autophagy intersect with those of conventional and unconventional membrane trafficking pathways. Of particular interest is the dependence of these processes on multiple members of the Rab family of small GTP binding proteins. Rab33b is a protein that localises to the Golgi apparatus and has suggested functions in both membrane trafficking and autophagic processes. Interestingly, mutations in the RAB33B gene have been reported to cause the severe skeletal disorder, Smith–McCort Dysplasia; however, the molecular basis for Rab33b in this disorder remains to be determined. In this review, we focus on the current knowledge of the participation of Rab33b and its interacting partners in membrane trafficking and macroautophagy, and speculate on how its function, and dysfunction, may contribute to human disease. View Full-Text
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Morgan, N.E.; Cutrona, M.B.; Simpson, J.C. Multitasking Rab Proteins in Autophagy and Membrane Trafficking: A Focus on Rab33b. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 3916.
Morgan NE, Cutrona MB, Simpson JC. Multitasking Rab Proteins in Autophagy and Membrane Trafficking: A Focus on Rab33b. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(16):3916.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morgan, Niamh E.; Cutrona, Meritxell B.; Simpson, Jeremy C. 2019. "Multitasking Rab Proteins in Autophagy and Membrane Trafficking: A Focus on Rab33b." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, no. 16: 3916.
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