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Systematic name YOR089C
Gene name VPS21
Aliases VPS12, VPT12, YPT21, YPT51
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr XV:490828..490196
Primary SGDID S000005615

Description of YOR089C: Rab family GTPase required for endocytic transport and for sorting of vacuolar hydrolases; localized in endocytic intermediates; detected in mitochondria; geranylgeranylation required for membrane association; mammalian Rab5 homolog[1][2][3][4]


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  1. Horazdovsky BF, et al. (1994) VPS21 encodes a rab5-like GTP binding protein that is required for the sorting of yeast vacuolar proteins. EMBO J 13(6):1297-309 SGD PMID 8137814
  2. Neukamm B, et al. (2002) Endocytosis is involved in DNA uptake in yeast. Biochim Biophys Acta 1572(1):67-76 SGD PMID 12204334
  3. Sickmann A, et al. (2003) The proteome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mitochondria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(23):13207-12 SGD PMID 14576278
  4. Singer-Kruger B, et al. (1994) Role of three rab5-like GTPases, Ypt51p, Ypt52p, and Ypt53p, in the endocytic and vacuolar protein sorting pathways of yeast. J Cell Biol 125(2):283-98 SGD PMID 8163546

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