AP-3 complex subunit beta (IPR026740)

Short name: AP3_beta

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


The AP-3 complex functions in cargo-selective protein transport from the Golgi to the vacuole/lysosome [PMID: 9335339]. It is an adapter-related complex which is thought not to be clathrin-associated. The AP-3 complex facilitates the budding of vesicles from the Golgi membrane and may be directly involved in trafficking to the vacuole. It is required for the transport via the ALP pathway [PMID: 9714600]. In neurons, AP-3 generates synaptic vesicles or vesicles carrying synaptic vesicle membrane proteins [PMID: 17287392].

This entry represents the beta subunit of the AP-3 complex.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0016192 vesicle-mediated transport

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0030123 AP-3 adaptor complex

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.