Pathway maps

Cytoskeleton remodeling_RalB regulation pathway
Cytoskeleton remodeling_RalB regulation pathway

Object List (links open in MetaCore):

Calmodulin, Exo84, RalB, RalGDS, Ca('2+) cytosol, RalBP1, RIT, REPS1, H-Ras, PLC-delta 1, REPS2, Sec5, RGL3


RalB regulation pathway

V-ral simian leukemia viral oncogene homolog B ( RalB ) is small GTPase. It belongs to the Ras superfamily of low molecular mass (20-30 kDa) GTP-binding proteins that influence cytoskeleton remodeling processes, endo- and exocytosis [1], [2], [3].

Activated v-Ha-ras Harvey rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog ( H-Ras ) can modulate activity of RalB by recruiting Ral guanine nucleotide dissociation stimulator ( RalGDS ) that is shown to exhibit GEF activity towards RalB [4], [5], [6], [7].

Small GTPase Ras-like without CAAX 1 ( RIT ) can also activate RalB via binding to Ral guanine nucleotide dissociation stimulator-like 3 ( RGL3 ) and stimulating its GEF activity [8].

In addition, Calmodulin binds to RalB in a Ca('2+)-dependent manner and activates it [9], [10].

Activated RalB directly binds to Exocyst complex component 2 ( Sec5 ) and Exocyst complex component 8 ( Exo84 ) and promotes assembly of exocyst complex and thus stimulates exocytosis [11], [12].

GTP-bound RalB binds to RalA binding protein 1 ( RalBP1 ) and promotes activation of Cell division cycle 42 ( CDC42 ) and Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 ( RAC1 ) signaling pathways. In addition, RalB forms complexes with RalBP1, RALBP1 associated Eps domain containing 1 ( REPS1 ) and RALBP1 associated Eps domain containing 2 ( REPS2 ). This leads to stimulation of endocytosis [13], [14].

RalB is able to stimulate Phospholipase C delta 1 ( PLC-delta 1 ) enzymatic activity independent of its guanine nucleotide status [15].


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