Aliases for VAC14 Gene
External Ids for VAC14 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for VAC14 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for VAC14 Gene
The content of phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(3,5)P2) in endosomal membranes changes dynamically with fission and fusion events that generate or absorb intracellular transport vesicles. VAC14 is a component of a trimolecular complex that tightly regulates the level of PtdIns(3,5)P2. Other components of this complex are the PtdIns(3,5)P2-synthesizing enzyme PIKFYVE (MIM 609414) and the PtdIns(3,5)P2 phosphatase FIG4 (MIM 609390). VAC14 functions as an activator of PIKFYVE (Sbrissa et al., 2007 [PubMed 17556371]).[supplied by OMIM, Feb 2010]
GeneCards Summary for VAC14 Gene
VAC14 (Vac14, PIKFYVE Complex Component) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with VAC14 include Striatonigral Degeneration, Childhood-Onset and Striatonigral Degeneration. Among its related pathways are HTLV-I infection and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include binding and receptor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for VAC14 Gene
The PI(3,5)P2 regulatory complex regulates both the synthesis and turnover of phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(3,5)P2). Acts as a positive activator of PIKfyve kinase activity. Also required to maintain normal levels of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns(3)P) and phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate (PtdIns(5)P). Plays a role in the biogenesis of endosome carrier vesicles (ECV) / multivesicular bodies (MVB) transport intermediates from early endosomes.