RRAS2 is involved in activating mutations and the overexpression of classical Ras subfamily members (K-RAS, N-RAS and H-RAS) have been widely investigated as key events in the development of human cancers. The RRAS subfamily of Ras-related proteins includes RRAS1, RRAS2 (TC21) and RRAS3 (M-Ras) show overall amino acid identity with the classical Ras subfamily (H-Ras, K-Ras and N-Ras) of 55-60%. RRAS2 is a small GTP binding protein of the Ras superfamily of GTPases. It might transduce growth inhibitory signals across the cell membrane, exerting its effect through an effector shared with the Ras proteins. RRAS2 has high oncogenic potential and overexpression/mutations have been reported in several tumor tissues and cell lines.
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Protein Aliases: Ras-like protein TC21; Ras-related protein R-Ras2; Teratocarcinoma oncogene
Gene Aliases: 2610016H24Rik; C86394; RRAS2; TC21
Molecular Function: small GTPase