Gene Symbol: vps-34
Description: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit type 3
Alias: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit type 3
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Zou W, Lu Q, Zhao D, Li W, Mapes J, Xie Y, et al. Caenorhabditis elegans myotubularin MTM-1 negatively regulates the engulfment of apoptotic cells. PLoS Genet. 2009;5:e1000679 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that MTM-1 negatively regulates cell corpse engulfment through the CED-5/CED-12/CED-10 module by dephosphorylating PtdIns(3)P on the plasma membrane. ..
  2. Roggo L, Bernard V, Kovacs A, Rose A, Savoy F, Zetka M, et al. Membrane transport in Caenorhabditis elegans: an essential role for VPS34 at the nuclear membrane. EMBO J. 2002;21:1673-83 pubmed
    ..Thus, LET-512/VPS34 may regulate the secretory pathway in a much broader range of compartments than was previously suggested for the yeast orthologue. ..
  3. Lu N, Shen Q, Mahoney T, Neukomm L, Wang Y, Zhou Z. Two PI 3-kinases and one PI 3-phosphatase together establish the cyclic waves of phagosomal PtdIns(3)P critical for the degradation of apoptotic cells. PLoS Biol. 2012;10:e1001245 pubmed publisher
    ..They further shed light on how the temporally controlled reversible phosphorylation of phosphoinositides regulates the progression of multi-step cellular events...
  4. SenGupta T, Torgersen M, Kassahun H, Vellai T, Simonsen A, Nilsen H. Base excision repair AP endonucleases and mismatch repair act together to induce checkpoint-mediated autophagy. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2674 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, our data show that MMR- and AP endonuclease-dependent processing of 5-fluorouracil-induced DNA damage leads to checkpoint activation and induction of autophagy, whose hyperactivation contributes to cell death. ..
  5. Cheng S, Wu Y, Lu Q, Yan J, Zhang H, Wang X. Autophagy genes coordinate with the class II PI/PtdIns 3-kinase PIKI-1 to regulate apoptotic cell clearance in C. elegans. Autophagy. 2013;9:2022-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data indicate that autophagy may coordinate with PIKI-1 to promote phagosome maturation, thus ensuring efficient clearance of apoptotic cells. ..
  6. Liu K, Jian Y, Sun X, Yang C, Gao Z, Zhang Z, et al. Negative regulation of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate levels in early-to-late endosome conversion. J Cell Biol. 2016;212:181-98 pubmed publisher
    ..WDR91 and WDR81 interact with Beclin1 and inhibit PI3K complex activity. These findings reveal a conserved mechanism that controls appropriate PtdIns3P levels in early-to-late endosome conversion. ..
  7. Lapierre L, Gelino S, Melendez A, Hansen M. Autophagy and lipid metabolism coordinately modulate life span in germline-less C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2011;21:1507-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, our data offer a novel mechanism by which autophagy and the lipase LIPL-4 interdependently modulate aging in germline-deficient C. elegans by maintaining lipid homeostasis to prolong life span. ..
  8. Ruck A, Attonito J, Garces K, Núñez L, Palmisano N, Rubel Z, et al. The Atg6/Vps30/Beclin 1 ortholog BEC-1 mediates endocytic retrograde transport in addition to autophagy in C. elegans. Autophagy. 2011;7:386-400 pubmed
    ..In addition, autophagy genes may also be required for cell corpse clearance, as we find that RNAi against atg-18 or unc-51 also results in a lack of cell corpse clearance. ..