Aliases for ATG16L1 Gene
External Ids for ATG16L1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ATG16L1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ATG16L1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is part of a large protein complex that is necessary for autophagy, the major process by which intracellular components are targeted to lysosomes for degradation. Defects in this gene are a cause of susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease type 10 (IBD10). Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for ATG16L1 Gene
ATG16L1 (Autophagy Related 16 Like 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATG16L1 include Inflammatory Bowel Disease 10 and Crohn's Disease. Among its related pathways are Cellular Senescence and mTOR signalling. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is ATG16L2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATG16L1 Gene
Plays an essential role in autophagy: interacts with ATG12-ATG5 to mediate the conjugation of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to LC3 (MAP1LC3A, MAP1LC3B or MAP1LC3C), to produce a membrane-bound activated form of LC3 named LC3-II. Thereby, controls the elongation of the nascent autophagosomal membrane.