Aliases for VAMP8 Gene
External Ids for VAMP8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for VAMP8 Gene
This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that belongs to the synaptobrevin/vesicle-associated membrane protein subfamily of soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors (SNAREs). The encoded protein is involved in the fusion of synaptic vesicles with the presynaptic membrane.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for VAMP8 Gene
VAMP8 (Vesicle Associated Membrane Protein 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Vesicle-mediated transport. GO annotations related to this gene include syntaxin binding and SNAP receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is VAMP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for VAMP8 Gene
SNAREs, soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor-attachment protein receptors, are essential proteins for fusion of cellular membranes. SNAREs localized on opposing membranes assemble to form a trans-SNARE complex, an extended, parallel four alpha-helical bundle that drives membrane fusion. VAMP8 is a SNARE involved in autophagy through the direct control of autophagosome membrane fusion with the lysososome membrane via its interaction with the STX17-SNAP29 binary t-SNARE complex (PubMed:23217709, PubMed:25686604). Also required for dense-granule secretion in platelets (PubMed:12130530). Plays also a role in regulated enzyme secretion in pancreatic acinar cells (By similarity). Involved in the abscission of the midbody during cell division, which leads to completely separate daughter cells (By similarity). Involved in the homotypic fusion of early and late endosomes (By similarity).