Ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein 27; May be a guanine exchange factor (GEF) for Rab21, Rab32 and Rab38 and regulate endosome dynamics. May regulate the participation of VAMP7 in membrane fusion events; in vitro inhibits VAMP7-mediated SNARE complex formation by trapping VAMP7 in a closed, fusogenically inactive conformation. Involved in peripheral melanosomal distribution of TYRP1 in melanocytes; the function, which probably is implicating vesicle-trafficking, includes cooperation with Rab32, Rab38 and VAMP7 (By similarity). Involved in the regulation of neurite growth; the function seems to require its GEF activity, probably towards Rab21, and VAMP7 but not Rab32/38 (By similarity). Proposed to be involved in Golgi sorting of VAMP7 and transport of VAMP7 vesicles to the cell surface; the function seems to implicate kinesin heavy chain isoform 5 proteins, GOLGA4, RAB21 and MACF1. Required for the colocalization of VAMP7 and Rab21, probably on TGN sites. Involved in GLUT1 endosome-to-plasma membrane trafficking; the function is dependent of association with VPS29. Regulates the proper trafficking of melanogenic enzymes TYR, TYRP1 and DCT/TYRP2 to melanosomes in melanocytes (By similarity); Ankyrin repeat domain containing
Synonyms: ANKRD27, ANKRD27p, hANKRD27, ANKRD27-001, ANKRD27-002 ...