Aliases for RGS17 Gene
External Ids for RGS17 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RGS17 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the regulator of G-protein signaling family. This protein contains a conserved, 120 amino acid motif called the RGS domain and a cysteine-rich region. The protein attenuates the signaling activity of G-proteins by binding to activated, GTP-bound G alpha subunits and acting as a GTPase activating protein (GAP), increasing the rate of conversion of the GTP to GDP. This hydrolysis allows the G alpha subunits to bind G beta/gamma subunit heterodimers, forming inactive G-protein heterotrimers, thereby terminating the signal. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RGS17 Gene
RGS17 (Regulator Of G-Protein Signaling 17) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RGS17 include Substance Dependence. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and MAPK-Erk Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity. An important paralog of this gene is RGS20.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RGS17 Gene
Regulates G protein-coupled receptor signaling cascades, including signaling via muscarinic acetylcholine receptor CHRM2 and dopamine receptor DRD2. Inhibits signal transduction by increasing the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits, thereby driving them into their inactive GDP-bound form (PubMed:15096504). Binds selectively to GNAZ and GNAI2 subunits, accelerates their GTPase activity and regulates their signaling activities. Negatively regulates mu-opioid receptor-mediated activation of the G-proteins (By similarity).