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Molecular cloning and expression analysis of the human Rab7 GTP-ase complementary deoxyribonucleic acid.

Rab7 is a small GTP-ase localized on late endosomes, which regulates late endocytic membrane traffic in mammalian cells. Moreover it has been shown that this protein has a fundamental role in the cellular vacuolation induced by the cytotoxin VacA of Helicobacter pylori. We report here for the first time the isolation of a cDNA encoding human Rab7 from a placenta cDNA library. The open reading frame for human Rab7 encodes a protein of 207 amino acids which exhibits high homology with the mouse, rat, and dog counterparts. Northern blot analysis of total RNAs isolated from different cell lines with a cDNA probe containing the entire open reading frame revealed two mRNA transcripts of 2.5 and 1.8 kilobases. The isolation of human Rab7 cDNA will allow further characterization of its function in normal and pathological states.[1]

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  1. Molecular cloning and expression analysis of the human Rab7 GTP-ase complementary deoxyribonucleic acid. Vitelli, R., Chiariello, M., Lattero, D., Bruni, C.B., Bucci, C. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1996) [Pubmed]
 
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