Chen JK (2013) PIK3C3/VPS34, the class III PtdIns 3-kinase, plays indispensable roles in the podocyte. Autophagy 9(6):923-4
Abstract: The mammalian homolog of yeast Vps34 (PIK3C3/VPS34) is implicated in the regulation of autophagy, and recent studies have suggested that autophagy is a key mechanism in maintaining the integrity of renal glomerular podocytes. To date, however, the role of PIK3C3 in podocytes has remained unknown. We generated a line of podocyte-specific Pik3c3-knockout (Pik3c3 (pdKO) /mVps34 (pdKO) ) mice and demonstrated an indispensable role for PIK3C3 in the regulation of intracellular vesicle trafficking and processing to protect the normal cellular metabolism, structure and function of podocytes.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 23518611|
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