Aliases for WNK3 Gene
External Ids for WNK3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for WNK3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WNK3 Gene
This gene encodes a protein belonging to the 'with no lysine' family of serine-threonine protein kinases. These family members lack the catalytic lysine in subdomain II, and instead have a conserved lysine in subdomain I. This family member functions as a positive regulator of the transcellular Ca2+ transport pathway, and it plays a role in the increase of cell survival in a caspase-3-dependent pathway. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for WNK3 Gene
WNK3 (WNK Lysine Deficient Protein Kinase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WNK3 include Lung Large Cell Carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Ion channel transport and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is WNK2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for WNK3 Gene
Serine/threonine kinase which plays an important role in the regulation of electrolyte homeostasis, cell signaling, survival and proliferation. Acts as an activator and inhibitor of sodium-coupled chloride cotransporters and potassium-coupled chloride cotransporters respectively. Phosphorylates WNK4. Regulates the phosphorylation of SLC12A1 and SLC12A2. Increases Ca(2+) influx mediated by TRPV5 and TRPV6 by enhancing their membrane expression level via a kinase-dependent pathway. Inhibits the activity of KCNJ1 by decreasing its expression at the cell membrane in a non-catalytic manner.
Isoform 1, isoform 2, isoform 3 and isoform 4 stimulate the activity of SLC12A1, SLC12A2 and SLC12A3 and inhibit the activity of SLC12A4, SLC12A5, SLC12A6 and SLC12A7. According to PubMed:19470686, isoform 1 inhibits the activity of SLC12A3.