Aliases for FAM134B Gene
External Ids for FAM134B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM134B Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a cis-Golgi transmembrane protein that may be necessary for the long-term survival of nociceptive and autonomic ganglion neurons. Mutations in this gene are a cause of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IIB (HSAN IIB), and this gene may also play a role in susceptibility to vascular dementia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for FAM134B Gene
FAM134B (Family With Sequence Similarity 134 Member B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FAM134B include Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory And Autonomic, Type Iib and Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory And Autonomic, Type Ii. An important paralog of this gene is FAM134A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM134B Gene
Endoplasmic reticulum-anchored autophagy receptor that mediates ER delivery into lysosomes through sequestration into autophagosomes (PubMed:26040720). Promotes membrane remodeling and ER scission via its membrane bending capacity and targets the fragments into autophagosomes via interaction with ATG8 family proteins (PubMed:26040720). Required for long-term survival of nociceptive and autonomic ganglion neurons (PubMed:19838196, PubMed:26040720).