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vesicle-associated membrane protein 5 (myobrevin)
Symbol VAMP5
Entrez 10791
HUGO 12646
OMIM 607029
RefSeq NM_006634
UniProt O95183
Other data
Locus Chr. 2 p11.2

Vesicle-associated membrane protein 5 also known as VAMP5 is a human gene which encodes a member of the synaptobrevin protein family.[1][2]


VAMPs (synaptobrevins) along with syntaxins and the 25-kD synaptosomal-associated protein are the main components of a protein complex involved in the docking and/or fusion of vesicles and cell membranes. The VAMP5 gene is a member of the vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP)/synaptobrevin family and the SNARE superfamily. This VAMP family member may participate in vesicle trafficking events that are associated with myogenesis.[2]


  1. ^ Zeng Q, Subramaniam VN, Wong SH, Tang BL, Parton RG, Rea S, James DE, Hong W (September 1998). "A novel synaptobrevin/VAMP homologous protein (VAMP5) is increased during in vitro myogenesis and present in the plasma membrane". Molecular Biology of the Cell. 9 (9): 2423–37. doi:10.1091/mbc.9.9.2423. PMC 25509Freely accessible. PMID 9725904. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: STX12 syntaxin 12". 

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