Vac14, PIKFYVE complex component
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a scaffold protein that is a component of the PIKfyve protein kinase complex. This complex is responsible for the synthesis of phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate, an important component of cellular membranes, from phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate. Mice lacking a functional copy of this gene exhibit severe neurodegeneration. Mutations in the human gene have been identified in patients with a childhood onset progressive neurological disorder characterized by impaired movement, dystonia, and striatal abnormalities. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
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.
From NCBI Gene:
- Striatonigral degeneration, childhood-onset
Striatonigral degeneration, childhood-onset (SNDC): An autosomal recessive neurological disorder characterized by sudden childhood onset of developmental regression. Affected children develop impaired movements with dystonia, progressively become non-ambulatory and non-verbal, and exhibit striatal abnormalities on MRI. [MIM:617054]