Incidental Mutation 'R0042:Vps11'
Institutional Source Beutler Lab
Gene Symbol Vps11
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000032127
Gene NameVPS11, CORVET/HOPS core subunit
MMRRC Submission 038336-MU
Accession Numbers

Ncbi RefSeq: NM_027889.1; MGI:1918982

Is this an essential gene? Essential (E-score: 1.000) question?
Stock #R0042 (G1)
Quality Score
Status Validated
Chromosomal Location44347749-44361670 bp(-) (GRCm38)
Type of Mutationnonsense
DNA Base Change (assembly) G to T at 44356291 bp
Amino Acid Change Tyrosine to Stop codon at position 341 (Y341*)
Ref Sequence ENSEMBL: ENSMUSP00000149457 (fasta)
Gene Model predicted gene model for transcript(s): [ENSMUST00000034644] [ENSMUST00000213249] [ENSMUST00000213740] [ENSMUST00000214510]
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000034644
AA Change: Y341*
SMART Domains Protein: ENSMUSP00000034644
Gene: ENSMUSG00000032127
AA Change: Y341*

low complexity region 26 40 N/A INTRINSIC
SCOP:d1erja_ 59 292 3e-10 SMART
Blast:WD40 73 117 2e-22 BLAST
Blast:WD40 125 168 9e-24 BLAST
Blast:WD40 175 214 6e-16 BLAST
Blast:WD40 219 259 2e-20 BLAST
Pfam:Clathrin 412 548 2.7e-16 PFAM
coiled coil region 775 813 N/A INTRINSIC
RING 822 860 6.14e-5 SMART
Pfam:VPS11_C 862 908 5.2e-22 PFAM
Predicted Effect probably benign
Transcript: ENSMUST00000213249
Predicted Effect probably benign
Transcript: ENSMUST00000213740
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000214460
AA Change: Y200*
Predicted Effect probably null
Transcript: ENSMUST00000214510
AA Change: Y341*
Predicted Effect noncoding transcript
Transcript: ENSMUST00000216089
Meta Mutation Damage Score 0.9665 question?
Coding Region Coverage
  • 1x: 81.9%
  • 3x: 73.7%
  • 10x: 53.7%
  • 20x: 34.5%
Validation Efficiency 94% (58/62)
MGI Phenotype FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] Vesicle mediated protein sorting plays an important role in segregation of intracellular molecules into distinct organelles. Genetic studies in yeast have identified more than 40 vacuolar protein sorting (VPS) genes involved in vesicle transport to vacuoles. This gene encodes the human homolog of yeast class C Vps11 protein. The mammalian class C Vps proteins are predominantly associated with late endosomes/lysosomes, and like their yeast counterparts, may mediate vesicle trafficking steps in the endosome/lysosome pathway. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
Allele List at MGI

All alleles(8) : Targeted(4) Gene trapped(4)

Other mutations in this stock
Total: 34 list
GeneRefVarChr/LocMutationPredicted EffectZygosity
A930017K11Rik C A 17: 25,947,982 E194* probably null Het
Abca1 C T 4: 53,059,245 probably benign Het
Adgrf3 A G 5: 30,197,428 L534P probably damaging Het
Ank2 T C 3: 126,936,631 D3568G probably damaging Het
Atr T A 9: 95,927,356 probably benign Het
Ccnb2 A G 9: 70,419,053 V34A probably benign Het
Dmxl1 C A 18: 49,864,035 T466K probably benign Het
Eya1 T C 1: 14,184,489 D373G probably damaging Het
Fam120a A G 13: 48,934,014 V290A probably damaging Het
Gpr179 C T 11: 97,334,931 V2133I probably benign Het
Grb10 G T 11: 11,936,798 H435Q probably damaging Het
Gzmm T C 10: 79,694,565 I190T probably benign Het
H2-Q3 A G 17: 35,359,847 noncoding transcript Het
Hspb7 A G 4: 141,423,934 E129G probably damaging Het
Il17ra T C 6: 120,472,125 probably benign Het
Itgb3 A G 11: 104,667,140 T787A possibly damaging Het
Krt4 T G 15: 101,922,752 probably benign Het
Lgsn C T 1: 31,190,453 T85I probably benign Het
Metap1 C T 3: 138,472,157 V217I probably benign Het
Mib2 A T 4: 155,659,440 C48* probably null Het
Mroh4 T A 15: 74,610,305 I768F probably damaging Het
Npas3 T A 12: 54,048,841 D361E probably damaging Het
P4hb G A 11: 120,568,266 R134C probably damaging Het
Rbl1 A G 2: 157,175,704 probably benign Het
Rdh10 T A 1: 16,108,036 probably benign Het
Spata31 A T 13: 64,922,563 I842L probably benign Het
Stk32b A C 5: 37,716,748 D13E probably benign Het
Svep1 T C 4: 58,123,192 D708G possibly damaging Het
Taar6 T C 10: 23,985,123 D175G probably benign Het
Tmod4 T C 3: 95,129,788 D164G possibly damaging Het
Ttc23l A C 15: 10,551,541 L33W probably damaging Het
Ttc39d T C 17: 80,215,950 Y13H probably benign Het
Utp18 G T 11: 93,875,858 T309K probably damaging Het
Vsig8 T C 1: 172,560,358 V5A possibly damaging Het
Other mutations in Vps11
AlleleSourceChrCoordTypePredicted EffectPPH Score
IGL01977:Vps11 APN 9 44356219 splice site probably benign
IGL03135:Vps11 APN 9 44356356 missense probably benign 0.39
PIT4696001:Vps11 UTSW 9 44358189 missense possibly damaging 0.89
R0042:Vps11 UTSW 9 44356291 nonsense probably null
R0122:Vps11 UTSW 9 44354512 missense probably damaging 1.00
R0335:Vps11 UTSW 9 44353838 missense probably null 0.02
R0714:Vps11 UTSW 9 44359656 missense possibly damaging 0.90
R1068:Vps11 UTSW 9 44353019 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1873:Vps11 UTSW 9 44359936 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1991:Vps11 UTSW 9 44359227 missense probably damaging 0.97
R2068:Vps11 UTSW 9 44358316 missense probably damaging 0.99
R2084:Vps11 UTSW 9 44353261 missense probably benign 0.14
R2103:Vps11 UTSW 9 44359227 missense probably damaging 0.97
R2119:Vps11 UTSW 9 44348997 missense probably benign 0.01
R4160:Vps11 UTSW 9 44355720 missense probably damaging 0.98
R4161:Vps11 UTSW 9 44355720 missense probably damaging 0.98
R4564:Vps11 UTSW 9 44361597 missense probably damaging 1.00
R4879:Vps11 UTSW 9 44353300 missense probably benign
R5629:Vps11 UTSW 9 44356376 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5910:Vps11 UTSW 9 44359135 splice site probably null
R5988:Vps11 UTSW 9 44353924 missense probably benign 0.01
R6430:Vps11 UTSW 9 44361550 missense probably benign 0.11
R7002:Vps11 UTSW 9 44355079 missense probably damaging 1.00
R7147:Vps11 UTSW 9 44355082 nonsense probably null
R7237:Vps11 UTSW 9 44354506 missense probably damaging 1.00
R7261:Vps11 UTSW 9 44354503 missense probably damaging 1.00
R7577:Vps11 UTSW 9 44348961 missense probably benign 0.01
Protein Function and Prediction

Vps11 is a HOPS/C-Vps family gene (1).  The function of Vps11 in mammals has not been studied.


In yeast, the C-Vps proteins (Vps11, Vps16, Vps18, and Vps33) interact to form a complex (2). Yeast studies determined that the complex bound to vacuolar t-SNARE proteins to facilitate tethering and membrane fusion of a transport vesicle from the late-Golgi to the yeast vacuole (2;3).  Loss of Vps11 in yeast leads to the absence of normal vacuoles and the accumulation of intermediate transport vesicles (2;4). In yeast, it was proposed to function in endosome-to-lysosome and endosome-to-melanosome protein trafficking (2).


In zebrafish, vps11 is ubiquitously expressed during development, with strong expression in the developing retina and retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) (1). Zebrafish mutants with a mutation in vps11 have reduced pigmentation in the body and RPE (1). Studies with this mutant determined that Vps11 is necessary for melanosome maturation and healthy maintenance of the RPE and photoreceptors (1).

Posted On2012-12-21
Science WriterAnne Murray