Aliases for BLOC1S3 Gene
External Ids for BLOC1S3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BLOC1S3 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that is a component of the BLOC1 multi-subunit protein complex. This complex is necessary for the biogenesis of specialized organelles of the endosomal-lysosomal system, including platelet dense granules and melanosomes. Mutations in this gene cause Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 8, a disease characterized by lysosomal storage defects, bleeding due to platelet storage pool deficiency, and oculocutaneous albinism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for BLOC1S3 Gene
BLOC1S3 (Biogenesis Of Lysosomal Organelles Complex 1 Subunit 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BLOC1S3 include hermansky-pudlak syndrome 8 and hermansky-pudlak syndrome. Among its related pathways are Vesicle-mediated transport and Clathrin derived vesicle budding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BLOC1S3 Gene
Component of the BLOC-1 complex, a complex that is required for normal biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles (LRO), such as platelet dense granules and melanosomes. In concert with the AP-3 complex, the BLOC-1 complex is required to target membrane protein cargos into vesicles assembled at cell bodies for delivery into neurites and nerve terminals. The BLOC-1 complex, in association with SNARE proteins, is also proposed to be involved in neurite extension. Plays a role in intracellular vesicle trafficking.