Aliases for VPS18 Gene
External Ids for VPS18 Gene
Vesicle mediated protein sorting plays an important role in segregation of intracellular molecules into distinct organelles. Genetic studies in yeast have identified more than 40 vacuolar protein sorting (VPS) genes involved in vesicle transport to vacuoles. This gene encodes the human homolog of yeast class C Vps18 protein. The mammalian class C Vps proteins are predominantly associated with late endosomes/lysosomes, and like their yeast counterparts, may mediate vesicle trafficking steps in the endosome/lysosome pathway. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for VPS18 Gene
VPS18 (Vacuolar Protein Sorting 18 Homolog (S. Cerevisiae)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for VPS18 Gene
May play a role in vesicle-mediated protein trafficking to lysosomal compartments and in membrane docking/fusion reactions of late endosomes/lysosomes.