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Species  Human
Entrez  382
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000165527
Aliases  ARF6, ADP-ribosylation factor 6
External IDs  OMIM: 600464 MGI: 99435 HomoloGene: 1256 GeneCards: ARF6

ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) is a member of the ADP ribosylation factor family of GTP-binding proteins. ARF6 has a variety of cellular functions that are frequently involved in trafficking of biological membranes and transmembrane protein cargo. ARF6 has specifically been implicated in endocytosis of plasma membrane proteins and also, to a lesser extent, plasma membrane protein recycling.



This gene encodes a member of the human ARF gene family, which is part of the RAS superfamily. The ARF genes encode small guanine nucleotide-binding proteins that stimulate the ADP-ribosyltransferase activity of cholera toxin and play a role in vesicular trafficking and as activators of phospholipase D. The product of this gene is localized to the plasma membrane, and regulates vesicular trafficking, remodelling of membrane lipids, and signaling pathways that lead to actin remodeling. A pseudogene of this gene is located on chromosome 7.

ARF6 can interact with ╬▓arrestin upon receptor activation.


Arf6 has been shown to interact with:

  • ARRB1,
  • ARFIP2,
  • CHRM3
  • EXOC5,
  • KIAA0090, and
  • Rac1.
  • References

    ARF6 Wikipedia

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