Rho/RacGAPs: Embarras de richesse?

Roland Csépányi-Kömi, Magdolna Lévay, E. Ligeti

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Regulatory proteins such as guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) and GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) determine the activity of small GTPases. In the Rho/Rac family, the number of GEFs and GAPs largely exceeds the number of small GTPases, raising the question of specific or overlapping functions. In our recent study we investigated the first time ARHGAP25 at the protein level, determined its activity as RacGAP and showed its involvement in phagocytosis. With the discovery of ARHGAP25, the number of RacGAPs described in phagocytes is increased to six. We provide data that indicate the specific functions of selected Rho/RacGAPs and we show an example of differential regulation of a Rho/Rac family GAP by different kinases. We propose that the abundance of Rho/Rac family GAPs is an important element of the fine spatiotemporal regulation of diverse cellular functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSmall GTPases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • ARHGAP25
  • GTPase activating proteins
  • NADPH oxidase
  • P190-A
  • P50RhoGAP
  • Phagocytosis
  • Phosphorylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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Csépányi-Kömi, R., Lévay, M., & Ligeti, E. (2012). Rho/RacGAPs: Embarras de richesse? Small GTPases, 3(3), 1-5.