Aliases for DGKA Gene
External Ids for DGKA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DGKA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DGKA Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family. It acts as a modulator that competes with protein kinase C for the second messenger diacylglycerol in intracellular signaling pathways. It also plays an important role in the resynthesis of phosphatidylinositols and phosphorylating diacylglycerol to phosphatidic acid. Alternative splicing occurs at this locus and four transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DGKA Gene
DGKA (Diacylglycerol Kinase Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Phospholipase D signaling pathway and triacylglycerol biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and NAD+ kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DGKI.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKA Gene
Upon cell stimulation converts the second messenger diacylglycerol into phosphatidate, initiating the resynthesis of phosphatidylinositols and attenuating protein kinase C activity.
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are a group of ten enzymes that metabolize 1,2,diacylglycerol (DAG) to produce phosphatidic acid (PA). They all contain a conserved C'-terminal catalytic domain and two cysteine-rich Zn2+-finger motifs with varied regulatory domains.