Rac (GTPase)

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Rac is a subfamily of the Rho family of GTPases,[1] small (~21 kDa) signaling G proteins (more specifically a GTPase).

The subgroup include:

Some research has suggested that Rac could be involved in mediating the process of forgetting.[2][3]


  1. ^ Ridley A. (2006). "Rho GTPases and actin dynamics in membrane protrusions and vesicle trafficking". Trends Cell Biol. 16 (10): 522–9. doi:10.1016/j.tcb.2006.08.006. PMID 16949823.
  2. ^ "Forgetting Is Regulated through Rac Activity in Drosophila". Cell. 140: 579–589. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.12.044.
  3. ^ http://scitechstory.com/2010/02/19/brain-memory-is-actively-cleared/