Aliases for PDE6C Gene
External Ids for PDE6C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PDE6C Gene
This gene encodes the alpha-prime subunit of cone phosphodiesterase, which is composed of a homodimer of two alpha-prime subunits and 3 smaller proteins of 11, 13, and 15 kDa. Mutations in this gene are associated with cone dystrophy type 4 (COD4). [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PDE6C Gene
PDE6C (Phosphodiesterase 6C, CGMP-Specific, Cone, Alpha Prime) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PDE6C include achromatopsia and cone-rod dystrophy 4. Among its related pathways are The phototransduction cascade and Pyrimidine metabolism (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include 3,5-cyclic-nucleotide phosphodiesterase activity and 3,5-cyclic-GMP phosphodiesterase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PDE6A.
Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are a family of phosphohydrolyases that catalyze the hydrolysis of 3' cyclic phosphate bonds in adenosine and/or guanine 3',5' cyclic monophosphate (cAMP and/or cGMP). PDEs regulate the second messengers by controlling their degradation.