Aliases for PFKFB3 Gene
External Ids for PFKFB3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PFKFB3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to a family of bifunctional proteins that are involved in both the synthesis and degradation of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate, a regulatory molecule that controls glycolysis in eukaryotes. The encoded protein has a 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase activity that catalyzes the synthesis of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate (F2,6BP), and a fructose-2,6-biphosphatase activity that catalyzes the degradation of F2,6BP. This protein is required for cell cycle progression and prevention of apoptosis. It functions as a regulator of cyclin-dependent kinase 1, linking glucose metabolism to cell proliferation and survival in tumor cells. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2015]
GeneCards Summary for PFKFB3 Gene
PFKFB3 (6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase/Fructose-2,6-Biphosphatase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PFKFB3 include colon adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase activity and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate 2-phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PFKFB2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PFKFB3 Gene
Synthesis and degradation of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate