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VMA21 Required for the assembly of the V0 complex of the vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) in the endoplasmic reticulum. Defects in VMA21 are the cause of X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy (MEAX). MEAX is a childhood-onset disease characterized by progressive vacuolation and atrophy of skeletal muscle. It is inherited in recessive fashion, affecting boys and sparing carrier females. Onset is in childhood, and patients exhibit weakness of the proximal muscles of the lower extremities, progressing slowly to involve other skeletal muscle groups over time. Other organs including the heart and brain are clinically unaffected. Phenotype is due to an increase of lysosomal pH from 4.7 to 5.2, which reduces lysosomal degradative ability and blocks autophagy. This reduces cellular free amino acids, which up-regulates the mTOR pathway and mTOR-dependent macroautophagy, resulting in proliferation of large and ineffective autolysosomes that engulf sections of cytoplasm, merge together, and vacuolate the cell. Belongs to the VMA21 family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Membrane protein, multi-pass
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: Xq28
Cellular Component: endoplasmic reticulum membrane; endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment membrane; integral component of membrane; lysosome
Biological Process: regulation of ATPase activity
Disease: Myopathy, X-linked, With Excessive Autophagy
Reference #:  Q3ZAQ7 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: MEAX; MGC125514; MGC125516; MGC131652; Myopathy with excessive autophagy protein; Vacuolar ATPase assembly integral membrane protein VMA21; VMA21; VMA21 vacuolar H+-ATPase homolog (S. cerevisiae); XMEA
Gene Symbols: VMA21
Molecular weight: 11,354 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.56  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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