Aliases for PAK6 Gene
External Ids for PAK6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAK6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of p21-stimulated serine/threonine protein kinases, which contain an amino-terminal Cdc42/Rac interactive binding (CRIB) domain and a carboxyl-terminal kinase domain. These kinases function in a number of cellular processes, including cytoskeleton rearrangement, apoptosis, and the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase signaling pathway. The protein encoded by this gene interacts with androgen receptor (AR) and translocates to the nucleus, where it is involved in transcriptional regulation. Changes in expression of this gene have been linked to prostate cancer. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for PAK6 Gene
PAK6 (P21 Protein (Cdc42/Rac)-Activated Kinase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAK6 include la crosse encephalitis and prostate cancer. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Regulation of actin cytoskeleton. 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 PAK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PAK6 Gene
Serine/threonine protein kinase that plays a role in the regulation of gene transcription. The kinase activity is induced by various effectors including AR or MAP2K6/MAPKK6. Phosphorylates the DNA-binding domain of androgen receptor/AR and thereby inhibits AR-mediated transcription. Inhibits also ESR1-mediated transcription. May play a role in cytoskeleton regulation by interacting with IQGAP1. May protect cells from apoptosis through phosphorylation of BAD.