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Aliases for DGKZ Gene

Aliases for DGKZ Gene

  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Zeta 2 3
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Zeta 104kDa 2 3
  • Diglyceride Kinase Zeta 3 4
  • DAG Kinase Zeta 3 4
  • EC 4 64
  • DGK-ZETA 3 4
  • DAGK6 3 4
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase Zeta 3
  • HDGKzeta 3
  • DAGK5 3

External Ids for DGKZ Gene

Summaries for DGKZ Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DGKZ Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family. It may attenuate protein kinase C activity by regulating diacylglycerol levels in intracellular signaling cascade and signal transduction. Alternative splicing occurs at this locus and multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]

GeneCards Summary for DGKZ Gene

DGKZ (Diacylglycerol Kinase, Zeta) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and p70S6K Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include protein C-terminus binding and NAD+ kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DGKI.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKZ Gene

  • Displays a strong preference for 1,2-diacylglycerols over 1,3-diacylglycerols, but lacks substrate specificity among molecular species of long chain diacylglycerols. Isoform 2 but not isoform 1 regulates RASGRP1 activity.

Tocris Summary for DGKZ Gene

  • Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are a group of ten enzymes (DGKalpha, DGKbeta, DGKgamma, DGKdelta, DGKepsilon, DGKzeta, DGKeta, DGKtheta, DGKiota and DGKkappa) that metabolize 1,2,diacylglycerol (DAG) to produce phosphatidic acid (PA). They all contain a conserved C-terminal catalytic domain, two cysteine-rich Zn2+-finger motifs that bind DAG and an ATP-binding site, whilst the regulatory domain varies. DGKs are widely distributed throughout mammalian tissues and different isozymes have different subcellular localizations; some are cytosolic (for example DGKalpha), some are membrane-bound (for example DGKgamma is associated with the Golgi membrane) and some are nuclear (for example DGKzeta. DGKs have diverse biological roles as they participate in signal transduction by modulating levels of DAG in a variety of cellular responses to extracellular stimuli.

Gene Wiki entry for DGKZ Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DGKZ Gene

Genomics for DGKZ Gene

Genomic Location for DGKZ Gene

46,332,905 bp from pter
46,380,554 bp from pter
47,650 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DGKZ Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DGKZ Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DGKZ Gene

Regulatory Elements for DGKZ Gene

Proteins for DGKZ Gene

  • Protein details for DGKZ Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Diacylglycerol kinase zeta
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7Z2M9
    • B7Z6M3
    • E9PPW4
    • F6UCU9
    • G3V0F6
    • J3KNJ6
    • O00542
    • Q6ZVG7
    • Q8IVW9

    Protein attributes for DGKZ Gene

    1117 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    124128 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with the PDZ domain of the syntrophin SNTG1 and that of SNX27. Isoform 2 forms a signaling complex with RASGRP1 and HRAS.
    • Sequence=AAB60859.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=166, 167; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for DGKZ Gene

neXtProt entry for DGKZ Gene

Proteomics data for DGKZ Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DGKZ Gene

  • Phosphorylation of the MARCKS homology domain by PKC reduces nuclear accumulation of DGK-zeta.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Domains for DGKZ Gene


  • Contains 1 DAGKc domain.:
    • Q13574
  • Belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family.:
    • Q13574
  • Contains 2 ANK repeats.:
    • Q13574
  • Contains 2 phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers.:
    • Q13574
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No data available for Gene Families for DGKZ Gene

Function for DGKZ Gene

Molecular function for DGKZ Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity: ATP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol = ADP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Displays a strong preference for 1,2-diacylglycerols over 1,3-diacylglycerols, but lacks substrate specificity among molecular species of long chain diacylglycerols. Isoform 2 but not isoform 1 regulates RASGRP1 activity.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DGKZ Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DGKZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001727 lipid kinase activity IDA 16286473
GO:0003951 NAD+ kinase activity IEA --
GO:0004143 diacylglycerol kinase activity IEA --
GO:0004857 enzyme inhibitor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16286473
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miRNA for DGKZ Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DGKZ

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DGKZ Gene

Localization for DGKZ Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKZ Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Cell membrane.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DGKZ Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DGKZ gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DGKZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 15157668
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0030027 lamellipodium IDA 15157668
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Pathways for DGKZ Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DGKZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007205 protein kinase C-activating G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0007596 blood coagulation TAS --
GO:0016310 phosphorylation IEA --
GO:0016477 cell migration NAS 15157668
GO:0030168 platelet activation TAS --
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Compounds for DGKZ Gene

(1) Tocris Compounds for DGKZ Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Dioctanoylglycol Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor [627-86-1]

(862) HMDB Compounds for DGKZ Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Adenosine triphosphate
  • 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate) Adenosine
  • adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • DAG(14:0/14:0)
Not Available
  • DAG(14:0/14:1)
Not Available
  • Diacylglycerol(29:0)
Not Available

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for DGKZ Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
lipid 30 2
zinc 21.6 2
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Transcripts for DGKZ Gene

Unigene Clusters for DGKZ Gene

Diacylglycerol kinase, zeta:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DGKZ Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15a · 15b ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21a · 21b ^ 22 ^ 23 ^
SP13: - - - - -

ExUns: 24 ^ 25 ^ 26 ^ 27 ^ 28a · 28b ^ 29a · 29b ^ 30 ^ 31a · 31b
SP7: -

Relevant External Links for DGKZ Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DGKZ Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DGKZ Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DGKZ Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cortex (4.6) and Brain - Hippocampus (4.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for DGKZ Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DGKZ Gene Hs.502461

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DGKZ Gene

Tissue specificity: Highest levels in brain, and substantial levels in skeletal muscle, heart, and pancreas. Isoform 1 is predominantly expressed in muscle
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Orthologs for DGKZ Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DGKZ Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DGKZ 36
  • 99.67 (n)
  • 99.64 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DGKZ 36
  • 91.91 (n)
  • 97.6 (a)
  • 83 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DGKZ 36
  • 89.84 (n)
  • 92.82 (a)
  • 93 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dgkz 36
  • 86.29 (n)
  • 91.13 (a)
Dgkz 16
Dgkz 37
  • 91 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DGKZ 37
  • 83 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DGKZ 37
  • 77 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dgkz 36
  • 88.9 (n)
  • 97.25 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DGKZ 36
  • 78.05 (n)
  • 82.47 (a)
  • 74 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DGKZ 37
  • 72 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dgkz 36
  • 69.66 (n)
  • 73.66 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii dgkza 36
  • 65.92 (n)
  • 70.9 (a)
dgkza 37
  • 68 (a)
dgkzb 37
  • 61 (a)
Dr.11340 36
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP000519 36
  • 58.55 (n)
  • 52.15 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta rdgA 36
  • 53.04 (n)
  • 44.4 (a)
rdgA 37
  • 30 (a)
rdgA 38
  • 40 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dgk-5 36
  • 47.98 (n)
  • 46.25 (a)
dgk-5 37
  • 36 (a)
K06A1.6 38
  • 39 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 37
  • 48 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DGKZ:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for DGKZ Gene

Gene Tree for DGKZ (if available)
Gene Tree for DGKZ (if available)

Paralogs for DGKZ Gene

Paralogs for DGKZ Gene Pseudogenes for DGKZ Gene

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Variants for DGKZ Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DGKZ Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs876701 -- 46,349,217(+) GTCAT(A/G)TAAAA intron-variant
rs876702 -- 46,349,384(+) CACAG(A/G)GTATC intron-variant
rs901994 -- 46,360,897(+) ATTCC(A/G)GTCAG upstream-variant-2KB, intron-variant
rs901995 -- 46,361,773(+) GGGTG(C/T)GGGGA intron-variant
rs901996 -- 46,362,942(+) CGGCC(A/G)AGGGT intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DGKZ Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv825867 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv1089n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv897318 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv1090n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv309 CNV Loss 18451855

Relevant External Links for DGKZ Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

Disorders for DGKZ Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for DGKZ Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
retinoblastoma 31.3 3

Relevant External Links for DGKZ

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKZ Gene

Publications for DGKZ Gene

  1. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel human diacylglycerol kinase zeta. (PMID: 8626588) Bunting M. … Prescott S.M. (J. Biol. Chem. 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Alternative splicing of the human diacylglycerol kinase zeta gene in muscle. (PMID: 9159104) Ding L. … Prescott S.M. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1997) 3 4 23
  3. Protein kinase C regulates the nuclear localization of diacylglycerol kinase-zeta. (PMID: 9716136) Topham M.K. … Prescott S.M. (Nature 1998) 3 4 23
  4. Diacylglycerol kinase zeta regulates Ras activation by a novel mechanism. (PMID: 11257115) Topham M.K. … Prescott S.M. (J. Cell Biol. 2001) 3 4 23
  5. Interaction of gamma 1-syntrophin with diacylglycerol kinase-zeta. Regulation of nuclear localization by PDZ interactions. (PMID: 11352924) Hogan A. … Gee S.H. (J. Biol. Chem. 2001) 3 4 23

Products for DGKZ Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for DGKZ

Sources for DGKZ Gene

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