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Systematic name YAL002W
Gene name VPS8
Aliases FUN15, VPL8, VPT8
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr I:143707..147531
Primary SGDID S000000002

Description of YAL002W: Membrane-binding component of the CORVET complex; involved in endosomal vesicle tethering and fusion in the endosome to vacuole protein targeting pathway; interacts with Vps21p; contains RING finger motif[1][2][3][4][5]


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  1. Chen YJ and Stevens TH (1996) The VPS8 gene is required for localization and trafficking of the CPY sorting receptor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eur J Cell Biol 70(4):289-97 SGD PMID 8864656
  2. Horazdovsky BF, et al. (1996) A novel RING finger protein, Vps8p, functionally interacts with the small GTPase, Vps21p, to facilitate soluble vacuolar protein localization. J Biol Chem 271(52):33607-15 SGD PMID 8969229
  3. Luo W and Chang A (1997) Novel genes involved in endosomal traffic in yeast revealed by suppression of a targeting-defective plasma membrane ATPase mutant. J Cell Biol 138(4):731-46 SGD PMID 9265642
  4. Markgraf DF, et al. (2009) The CORVET Subunit Vps8 Cooperates with the Rab5 Homolog Vps21 to Induce Clustering of Late Endosomal Compartments. Mol Biol Cell 20(24):5276-89 SGD PMID 19828734
  5. Peplowska K, et al. (2007) The CORVET Tethering Complex Interacts with the Yeast Rab5 Homolog Vps21 and Is Involved in Endo-Lysosomal Biogenesis. Dev Cell 12(5):739-50 SGD PMID 17488625

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