Autophagy-related protein 16 (IPR013923)

Short name: Autophagy-rel_prot_16

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


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Macroautophagy is a bulk degradation process induced by starvation in eukaryotic cells. In yeast, 15 Atg proteins coordinate the formation of autophagosomes. The pre-autophagosomal structure contains at least five Atg proteins: Atg1p, Atg2p, Atg5p, Aut7p/Atg8p and Atg16p. It is found in the vacuole [PMID: 11689437]. The C-terminal glycine of Atg12p is conjugated to a lysine residue of Atg5p via an isopeptide bond. During autophagy, cytoplasmic components are enclosed in autophagosomes and delivered to lysosomes/vacuoles. Auotphagy protein 16 (Atg16) has been shown to be bind to Atg5 and is required for the function of the Atg12p-Atg5p conjugate [PMID: 10406794]. Autophagy protein 5 (Atg5) is directly required for the import of aminopeptidase I via the cytoplasm-to-vacuole targeting pathway [PMID: 10712513].

This entry represents autophagy protein 16 (Apg16), which is required for the function of the Apg12p-Apg5p conjugate.

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