zinc finger FYVE-type containing 27
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein with several transmembrane domains, a Rab11-binding domain and a lipid-binding FYVE finger domain. The encoded protein appears to promote neurite formation. A mutation in this gene has been reported to be associated with hereditary spastic paraplegia, however the pathogenicity of the mutation, which may simply represent a polymorphism, is unclear. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]
Key regulator of RAB11-dependent vesicular trafficking during neurite extension through polarized membrane transport (PubMed:17082457). Promotes axonal elongation and contributes to the establishment of neuronal cell polarity (By similarity). Involved in nerve growth factor-induced neurite formation in VAPA-dependent manner (PubMed:19289470). Contributes to both the formation and stabilization of the tubular ER network (PubMed:24668814). Involved in ER morphogenesis by regulating the sheet-to-tubule balance and possibly the density of tubule interconnections (PubMed:23969831). Acts as an adapter protein and facilitates the interaction of KIF5A with VAPA, VAPB, SURF4, RAB11A, RAB11B and RTN3 and the ZFYVE27-KIF5A complex contributes to the transport of these proteins in neurons. Can induce formation of neurite-like membrane protrusions in non-neuronal cells in a KIF5A/B-dependent manner (PubMed:21976701).
From NCBI Gene:
- Spastic paraplegia 33, autosomal dominant
Spastic paraplegia 33, autosomal dominant (SPG33): A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. In some forms of the disorder, bladder symptoms (such as incontinence) may appear, or the weakness and stiffness may spread to other parts of the body. [MIM:610244]