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VAMP8, also named as endobrevin, is a member of the vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP)/synaptobrevin family and the SNARE (soluble NSF-attachment protein receptor) superfamily. Characterized by a common sequence called the SNARE motif, SNARE proteins are involved in membrane fusion and vesicular transport (PMID: 11252968). VAMP8 is involved in autophagy through the direct control of autophagosome membrane fusion with the lysososome membrane. It is required for dense-granule secretion in platelets and plays a role in regulated enzyme secretion in pancreatic acinar cells. VAMP8 is also involved in the abscission of the midbody during cell division, which leads to completely separate daughter cells.