Gene Symbol: ATG2
Description: Atg2p
Alias: APG2, AUT8, SPO72, Atg2p
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c

Top Publications

  1. Suzuki K, Kirisako T, Kamada Y, Mizushima N, Noda T, Ohsumi Y. The pre-autophagosomal structure organized by concerted functions of APG genes is essential for autophagosome formation. EMBO J. 2001;20:5971-81 pubmed
    ..The Apg1p protein kinase complex functions in the late stage of autophagosome formation. Here, we present the classification of Apg proteins into three groups that reflect each step of autophagosome formation. ..
  2. Suzuki K, Kubota Y, Sekito T, Ohsumi Y. Hierarchy of Atg proteins in pre-autophagosomal structure organization. Genes Cells. 2007;12:209-18 pubmed
  3. Ma J, Bharucha N, Dobry C, Frisch R, Lawson S, Kumar A. Localization of autophagy-related proteins in yeast using a versatile plasmid-based resource of fluorescent protein fusions. Autophagy. 2008;4:792-800 pubmed
    ..Collectively, this plasmid-based resource of yeast gene-vYFP fusions provides an initial toolkit for a variety of systematic and large-scale localization studies exploring pathway biology in the budding yeast. ..
  4. Lipatova Z, Segev N. A Role for Macro-ER-Phagy in ER Quality Control. PLoS Genet. 2015;11:e1005390 pubmed publisher
  5. Huang H, Kawamata T, Horie T, Tsugawa H, Nakayama Y, Ohsumi Y, et al. Bulk RNA degradation by nitrogen starvation-induced autophagy in yeast. EMBO J. 2015;34:154-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Most of the resultant bases were not re-assimilated, but excreted from the cell. Bulk non-selective autophagy causes drastic perturbation of metabolism, which must be minimized to maintain intracellular homeostasis. ..
  6. Suzuki K, Akioka M, Kondo Kakuta C, Yamamoto H, Ohsumi Y. Fine mapping of autophagy-related proteins during autophagosome formation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Sci. 2013;126:2534-44 pubmed publisher
    ..We designate this localization the 'IM' pattern. The Atg2-Atg18 complex and Atg9 localized to the edge of the IM, appearing as two or three dots, in close proximity to the ..
  7. Matsui A, Kamada Y, Matsuura A. The role of autophagy in genome stability through suppression of abnormal mitosis under starvation. PLoS Genet. 2013;9:e1003245 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data establish the role of autophagy in genome stability through modulation of cell division under conditions that repress cell growth. ..
  8. Wang C, Kim J, Huang W, Abeliovich H, Stromhaug P, Dunn W, et al. Apg2 is a novel protein required for the cytoplasm to vacuole targeting, autophagy, and pexophagy pathways. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:30442-51 pubmed
    ..In this study, we have identified a novel protein, termed Apg2, required for both the Cvt and autophagy pathways as well as the specific degradation of peroxisomes...
  9. Watanabe Y, Kobayashi T, Yamamoto H, Hoshida H, Akada R, Inagaki F, et al. Structure-based analyses reveal distinct binding sites for Atg2 and phosphoinositides in Atg18. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:31681-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Atg18 plays a critical role in autophagosome formation as a complex with Atg2 and phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns(3)P)...

More Information


  1. Mijaljica D, Prescott M, Devenish R. A late form of nucleophagy in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40013 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the inhibition of LN in some mutants is accompanied by alterations in nuclear morphology. ..
  2. Kaminska J, Rzepnikowska W, Polak A, Flis K, Soczewka P, Bala K, et al. Phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate regulates response of cells to proteotoxic stress. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2016;79:494-504 pubmed publisher
    ..growth of yeast cells producing Nedd4 ligase with an inactive WW4 domain (Nedd4w4), we identified a fragment of ATG2 gene encoding part of the Atg2 core autophagy protein...
  3. Romanyuk D, Polak A, Maleszewska A, Sieńko M, Grynberg M, Zoładek T. Human hAtg2A protein expressed in yeast is recruited to preautophagosomal structure but does not complement autophagy defects of atg2? strain. Acta Biochim Pol. 2011;58:365-74 pubmed
    Yeast Atg2, an autophagy-related protein, is highly conserved in other fungi and has two homologues in humans, one of which is hAtg2A encoded by the hATG2A/KIAA0404 gene...
  4. Kanki T, Wang K, Baba M, Bartholomew C, Lynch Day M, Du Z, et al. A genomic screen for yeast mutants defective in selective mitochondria autophagy. Mol Biol Cell. 2009;20:4730-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Accordingly, we have named this gene ATG33. The new mutants identified in this analysis will provide a useful foundation for researchers interested in the study of mitochondrial homeostasis and quality control. ..
  5. Kobayashi T, Suzuki K, Ohsumi Y. Autophagosome formation can be achieved in the absence of Atg18 by expressing engineered PAS-targeted Atg2. FEBS Lett. 2012;586:2473-8 pubmed publisher
    The Atg2-Atg18 complex is essential for autophagosome formation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
  6. Tosti E, Katakowski J, Schaetzlein S, Kim H, Ryan C, Shales M, et al. Evolutionarily conserved genetic interactions with budding and fission yeast MutS identify orthologous relationships in mismatch repair-deficient cancer cells. Genome Med. 2014;6:68 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, we provide novel insights into the genome maintenance functions of a critical DNA repair complex and propose a promising targeted treatment for MMR deficient tumors. ..
  7. Maeda Y, Oku M, Sakai Y. A defect of the vacuolar putative lipase Atg15 accelerates degradation of lipid droplets through lipolysis. Autophagy. 2015;11:1247-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data provide evidence for a novel link between autophagic flux and LD dynamics integrated with Atg15 activity. ..
  8. Rieter E, Vinke F, Bakula D, Cebollero E, Ungermann C, Proikas Cezanne T, et al. Atg18 function in autophagy is regulated by specific sites within its ?-propeller. J Cell Sci. 2013;126:593-604 pubmed publisher
    ..We have investigated Atg18 recruitment to the PAS and found that Atg18 binds to Atg2 through a specific stretch of amino acids in the ?-propeller on the opposite surface to the FRRG motif...
  9. Obara K, Sekito T, Niimi K, Ohsumi Y. The Atg18-Atg2 complex is recruited to autophagic membranes via phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate and exerts an essential function. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:23972-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Atg18(FTTG) formed a complex with Atg2 in a normal manner, and Atg18-Atg2 complex formation occurred in cells in the absence of PtdIns(3)P, indicating ..
  10. Shintani T, Suzuki K, Kamada Y, Noda T, Ohsumi Y. Apg2p functions in autophagosome formation on the perivacuolar structure. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:30452-60 pubmed
    ..Apg2p(G83E), encoded by an apg2-2 allele, shows a severely reduced activity of autophagy and a dispersed localization in the cytoplasm...