Aliases for MARK4 Gene
External Ids for MARK4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MARK4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MARK4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the microtubule affinity-regulating kinase family. These protein kinases phosphorylate microtubule-associated proteins and regulate the transition between stable and dynamic microtubules. The encoded protein is associated with the centrosome throughout mitosis and may be involved in cell cycle control. Expression of this gene is a potential marker for cancer, and the encoded protein may also play a role in Alzheimer's disease. Pseudogenes of this gene are located on both the short and long arm of chromosome 3. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MARK4 Gene
MARK4 (Microtubule Affinity Regulating Kinase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MARK4 include Insomnia, Fatal Familial and Alzheimer Disease. Among its related pathways are Organelle biogenesis and maintenance and Cytoskeletal Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MARK3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MARK4 Gene
Serine/threonine-protein kinase (PubMed:15009667, PubMed:14594945, PubMed:23666762, PubMed:23184942). Phosphorylates the microtubule-associated protein MAPT (PubMed:14594945, PubMed:23666762). Also phosphorylates the microtubule-associated proteins MAP2 and MAP4 (PubMed:14594945). Involved in regulation of the microtubule network, causing reorganization of microtubules into bundles (PubMed:14594945, PubMed:25123532). Required for the initiation of axoneme extension during cilium assembly (PubMed:23400999). Regulates the centrosomal location of ODF2 and phosphorylates ODF2 in vitro (PubMed:23400999). Plays a role in cell cycle progression, specifically in the G1/S checkpoint (PubMed:25123532). Reduces neuronal cell survival (PubMed:15009667). Plays a role in energy homeostasis by regulating satiety and metabolic rate (By similarity). Promotes adipogenesis by activating JNK1 and inhibiting the p38MAPK pathway, and triggers apoptosis by activating the JNK1 pathway (By similarity). Phosphorylates mTORC1 complex member RPTOR and acts as a negative regulator of the mTORC1 complex, probably due to disruption of the interaction between phosphorylated RPTOR and the RRAGA/RRAGC heterodimer which is required for mTORC1 activation (PubMed:23184942).