RefSeq Gene

RefSeq Gene VMP1

RefSeq: NM_001329397.2   Status: Reviewed
Description: Homo sapiens vacuole membrane protein 1 (VMP1), transcript variant 5, mRNA.
CDS: 3' complete
OMIM: 611753
Entrez Gene: 81671
PubMed on Gene: VMP1
PubMed on Product: vacuole membrane protein 1 isoform 4
GeneCards: VMP1
AceView: VMP1

Summary of VMP1

This gene encodes a transmembrane protein that plays a key regulatory role in the process of autophagy. The ectopic overexpression of the encoded protein in cultured cells triggers autophagy even under nutrient-rich conditions. This gene is overexpressed in pancreatitis affected acinar cells where the encoded protein mediates sequestration and degradation of potentially deleterious activated zymogen granules in a process termed, zymophagy. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]. Publication Note: This RefSeq record includes a subset of the publications that are available for this gene. Please see the Gene record to access additional publications. ##Evidence-Data-START## Transcript exon combination :: SRR1660805.235523.1, SRR1803611.143134.1 [ECO:0000332] RNAseq introns :: single sample supports all introns SAMEA1968540, SAMEA2142670 [ECO:0000348] ##Evidence-Data-END##

mRNA/Genomic Alignments

browser |  3518  100.0%         17     +  59707654  59842255          NM_001329397     1  3518  3518

Position: chr17:59707654-59842255
Band: 17q23.1
Genomic Size: 134602
Strand: +
Gene Symbol: VMP1
CDS Start: complete
CDS End: complete

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Data last updated: 2020-02-04


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RefSeq RNAs were aligned against the human genome using BLAT. Those with an alignment of less than 15% were discarded. When a single RNA aligned in multiple places, the alignment having the highest base identity was identified. Only alignments having a base identity level within 0.1% of the best and at least 96% base identity with the genomic sequence were kept.


This track was produced at UCSC from RNA sequence data generated by scientists worldwide and curated by the NCBI RefSeq project.


Kent WJ. BLAT - the BLAST-like alignment tool. Genome Res. 2002 Apr;12(4):656-64. PMID: 11932250; PMC: PMC187518

Pruitt KD, Brown GR, Hiatt SM, Thibaud-Nissen F, Astashyn A, Ermolaeva O, Farrell CM, Hart J, Landrum MJ, McGarvey KM et al. RefSeq: an update on mammalian reference sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Jan;42(Database issue):D756-63. PMID: 24259432; PMC: PMC3965018

Pruitt KD, Tatusova T, Maglott DR. NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq): a curated non-redundant sequence database of genomes, transcripts and proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33(Database issue):D501-4. PMID: 15608248; PMC: PMC539979