Aliases for GRK6 Gene
External Ids for GRK6 Gene
Previous Symbols for GRK6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptor kinase subfamily of the Ser/Thr protein kinase family. The protein phosphorylates the activated forms of G protein-coupled receptors thus initiating their deactivation. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GRK6 Gene
GRK6 (G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GRK6 include whim syndrome. Among its related pathways are Endocytosis and CXCR4-mediated signaling events. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AKT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GRK6 Gene
Specifically phosphorylates the activated forms of G protein-coupled receptors. Such receptor phosphorylation initiates beta-arrestin-mediated receptor desensitization, internalization, and signaling events leading to their desensitization. Seems to be involved in the desensitization of D2-like dopamine receptors in striatum and chemokine receptor CXCR4 which is critical for CXCL12-induced cell chemotaxis (By similarity). Phosphorylates rhodopsin (RHO) (in vitro) and a non G-protein-coupled receptor: LRP6 during Wnt signaling (in vitro).