Aliases for ENTPD2 Gene
External Ids for ENTPD2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ENTPD2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ENTPD2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is the type 2 enzyme of the ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase family (E-NTPDase). E-NTPDases are a family of ecto-nucleosidases that hydrolyze 5'-triphosphates. This ecto-ATPase is an integral membrane protein. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ENTPD2 Gene
ENTPD2 (Ectonucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ENTPD2 include cholera and dentin sensitivity. Among its related pathways are Pyrimidine metabolism (KEGG) and Taste transduction. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and nucleoside-diphosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENTPD3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ENTPD2 Gene
In the nervous system, could hydrolyze ATP and other nucleotides to regulate purinergic neurotransmission. Hydrolyzes ADP only to a marginal extent. The order of activity with different substrates is ATP > GTP > CTP = ITP > UTP >> ADP = UDP.
Ectonucleotidases (also known as NTPDases, Ecto-ATPases, ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase) are constitutively expressed ectoenzymes that hydrolyze extracellular nucleotides. There are four known major families of ectonucleotidases.