Aliases for PDCD6 Gene
External Ids for PDCD6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PDCD6 Gene
This gene encodes a calcium-binding protein belonging to the penta-EF-hand protein family. Calcium binding is important for homodimerization and for conformational changes required for binding to other protein partners. This gene product participates in T cell receptor-, Fas-, and glucocorticoid-induced programmed cell death. In mice deficient for this gene product, however, apoptosis was not blocked suggesting this gene product is functionally redundant. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene, and a pseudogene of this gene is also located on the short arm of chromosome 5. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PDCD6 Gene
PDCD6 (Programmed Cell Death 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PDCD6 include Ocular Melanoma. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is PEF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PDCD6 Gene
Calcium-binding protein required for T-cell receptor-, Fas-, and glucocorticoid-induced cell death. May mediate Ca(2+)-regulated signals along the death pathway (By similarity). Calcium-dependent adapter necessary for the association between PDCD6IP and TSG101. Interaction with DAPK1 can accelerate apoptotic cell death by increasing caspase-3 activity. May inhibit KDR/VEGFR2-dependent angiogenesis; the function involves inhibition of VEGF-induced phosphorylation of the Akt signaling pathway. Seems to play a role in the regulation of the distribution and function of MCOLN1 in the endosomal pathway. Isoform 2 has a lower Ca(2+) affinity than isoform 1. Isoform 1 and, to a lesser extent, isoform 2, can stabilize SHISA5.