External Ids for SESN3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SESN3 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the sestrin family of stress-induced proteins. The encoded protein reduces the levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species induced by activated Ras downstream of RAC-alpha serine/threonine-protein kinase (Akt) and FoxO transcription factor. The protein is required for normal regulation of blood glucose, insulin resistance and plays a role in lipid storage in obesity. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SESN3 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SESN3 Gene
May function as an intracellular leucine sensor that negatively regulates the TORC1 signaling pathway (PubMed:25263562). May also regulate the insulin-receptor signaling pathway through activation of TORC2 (By similarity). This metabolic regulator may also play a role in protection against oxidative and genotoxic stresses (By similarity).