The specific and rapid formation of protein complexes, involving IQGAP family proteins,is essential for diverse cellular processes, such as adhesion, polarization, and directional migration. Although CDC42 and RAC1, prominent members of the RHO GTPase family, have been implicated in binding to and activating IQGAP1, the exact nature of this protein-protein recognition process has remained obscure. Here, we propose a mechanistic framework model that is based on a multiple-step binding process, which is a prerequisite for the dynamic functions of IQGAP1 as a scaffolding protein and a critical mechanism in temporal regulation andintegration of cellular pathways.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Small GTPases on 16/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21541248.2017.1321169
- RHO effectors
- RHO GTPases