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 Myometrial Relaxation and Contraction Pathways. GO annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity. An important paralog of this gene is RGS18.
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).