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Determining Rho GTPase Activity by an Affinity-Precipitation Assay.
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PMID:  23868589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The Rho GTPases are members of the Ras superfamily of GTPases that are pivotal regulators of the actin cytoskeleton. They also contribute to other cellular processes such as gene transcription, cell polarity, microtubule dynamics, cell cycle progression and vesicle trafficking. Most Rho GTPases act as molecular switches cycling between an "active" GTP-bound form and an "inactive" GDP-bound form. Hence, to elucidate the mechanisms by which Rho GTPases regulate cellular responses, an important parameter to determine is the GTP-loading of each Rho family member in cells under different conditions. Here we describe a biochemical technique to assess this based on affinity-precipitation of the GTP-bound form from whole cell lysates.
Narendra Suryavanshi; Anne J Ridley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  1046     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King's College London, London, UK.
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