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SymbolsRND2 ; ARHN; RHO7; RhoN
External IDsOMIM601555 MGI1338755 HomoloGene21123 GeneCards: RND2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
File:PBB GE RND2 213467 at tn.png
More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_005440NM_009708
RefSeq (protein)NP_005431NP_033838
Location (UCSC)Chr 17:
41.18 – 41.18 Mb
Chr 11:
101.46 – 101.47 Mb
PubMed search[1][2]

Rnd2 is a small (~21 kDa) signaling G protein (to be specific, a GTPase), and is a member of the Rnd subgroup of the Rho family of GTPases.[1] It is encoded by the gene RND2.[2]


It contributes to regulating the organization of the actin cytoskeleton in response to extracellular growth factors (Nobes et al., 1998).[supplied by OMIM][2]

This particular family member has been implicated in the regulation of neuronal morphology and endosomal trafficking.

Clinical significance

The gene localizes to chromosome 17 and is the centromeric neighbor of the breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1.[2]


Rnd2 has been shown to interact with:


  1. ^ Ridley AJ (2006). "Rho GTPases and actin dynamics in membrane protrusions and vesicle trafficking". Trends Cell Biol 16 (10): 522–9. ISSN 0962-8924. PMID 16949823. doi:10.1016/j.tcb.2006.08.006. 
  2. ^ a b c "Entrez Gene: RND2 Rho family GTPase 2". 
  3. ^ Wennerberg K, Forget MA, Ellerbroek SM, Arthur WT, Burridge K, Settleman J et al. (Jul 2003). "Rnd proteins function as RhoA antagonists by activating p190 RhoGAP". Curr. Biol. 13 (13): 1106–15. PMID 12842009. doi:10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00418-4. 
  4. ^ Naud N, Touré A, Liu J, Pineau C, Morin L, Dorseuil O et al. (May 2003). "Rho family GTPase Rnd2 interacts and co-localizes with MgcRacGAP in male germ cells". Biochem. J. 372 (Pt 1): 105–12. PMC 1223378. PMID 12590651. doi:10.1042/BJ20021652. 
  5. ^ Katoh H, Harada A, Mori K, Negishi M (May 2002). "Socius is a novel Rnd GTPase-interacting protein involved in disassembly of actin stress fibers". Mol. Cell. Biol. 22 (9): 2952–64. PMC 133765. PMID 11940653. doi:10.1128/mcb.22.9.2952-2964.2002. 

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