Rab5 plays a key role in controlling protein traffic through the early stages of the endocytic pathway. Previous studies on the modulators and effectors of Rab5 protein function have tied the regulation of several signal transduction pathways to the movement of protein through endocytic compartments. In the February 6, 2004, issue of Cell, Miaczynska et al. describe a surprising new link between Rab5 function and the nucleus by uncovering two new Rab5 effectors as potential regulators of the nucleosome remodeling and histone deacetylase protein complex NuRD/MeCP1.
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