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Aliases for AKAP8 Gene

Aliases for AKAP8 Gene

  • A Kinase (PRKA) Anchor Protein 8 2 3
  • AKAP 95 3 4
  • AKAP-8 3 4
  • AKAP95 3 4
  • A-Kinase Anchor Protein, 95kDa 3
  • A-Kinase Anchor Protein 95 KDa 4
  • A-Kinase Anchor Protein 8 3
  • A-Kinase Anchor Protein 2
  • AKAP-95 3
  • 95kDa 2

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AKAP8 Gene

  • GC19M015843
  • GC19M015309
  • GC19M015325
  • GC19M015464
  • GC19M015032

Summaries for AKAP8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for AKAP8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the A-kinase anchor protein family. A-kinase anchor proteins are scaffold proteins that contain a binding domain for the RI/RII subunit of protein kinase A (PKA) and recruit PKA and other signaling molecules to specific subcellular locations. This gene encodes a nuclear A-kinase anchor protein that binds to the RII alpha subunit of PKA and may play a role in chromosome condensation during mitosis by targeting PKA and the condensin complex to chromatin. A pseudogene of this gene is located on the short arm of chromosome 9. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]

GeneCards Summary for AKAP8 Gene

AKAP8 (A Kinase (PRKA) Anchor Protein 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA and Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA. GO annotations related to this gene include double-stranded DNA binding and protein kinase A regulatory subunit binding. An important paralog of this gene is AKAP8L.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKAP8 Gene

  • Anchoring protein that mediates the subcellular compartmentation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA type II)

Gene Wiki entry for AKAP8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AKAP8 Gene

Genomics for AKAP8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for AKAP8 Gene

Genomic Location for AKAP8 Gene

15,353,385 bp from pter
15,379,824 bp from pter
26,440 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for AKAP8 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for AKAP8 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for AKAP8 Gene

Proteins for AKAP8 Gene

  • Protein details for AKAP8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    A-kinase anchor protein 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for AKAP8 Gene

    692 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    76108 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds to dimeric RII-alpha regulatory subunit of PKA during mitosis. Interacts (via C-terminus) with FIGN (By similarity).

neXtProt entry for AKAP8 Gene

Proteomics data for AKAP8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for AKAP8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for AKAP8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AKAP8 Gene

Domains for AKAP8 Gene

Gene Families for AKAP8 Gene

  • AKAP :A-kinase anchor proteins

Protein Domains for AKAP8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for AKAP8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O43823
  • Belongs to the AKAP95 family.
  • Contains 2 C2H2 AKAP95-type zinc fingers.
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Function for AKAP8 Gene

Molecular function for AKAP8 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: A kinase (PRKA regulatory subunit RIIA) anchor protein 8,located in the nucleus in quiescent fibroblasts,excluding RIIA,suggesting that the interaction is cell cycle dependent,homolog to rat AKAP95
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Anchoring protein that mediates the subcellular compartmentation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA type II)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for AKAP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding --
GO:0003690 double-stranded DNA binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
GO:0034237 protein kinase A regulatory subunit binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for AKAP8 Gene

Localization for AKAP8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKAP8 Gene

Nucleus matrix. Note=Associated with the nuclear matrix. Redistributed and detached from condensed chromatin during mitosis.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for AKAP8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for AKAP8 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 2
golgi apparatus 2
mitochondrion 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AKAP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000793 condensed chromosome IEA --
GO:0001939 female pronucleus IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus TAS 9473338
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
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Pathways for AKAP8 Gene

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Pathways by source for AKAP8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AKAP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007067 mitotic nuclear division TAS 9473338
GO:0007076 mitotic chromosome condensation IEA --
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 9473338
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Compounds for AKAP8 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for AKAP8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Cyclic AMP
  • Cyclic AMP

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for AKAP8 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
threonine 26.8 2
zinc 14.5 3
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Transcripts for AKAP8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for AKAP8 Gene

A kinase (PRKA) anchor protein 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AKAP8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15
SP1: -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - - - -

Relevant External Links for AKAP8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AKAP8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for AKAP8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for AKAP8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AKAP8 Gene Hs.594496

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for AKAP8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in heart, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for AKAP8 Gene

Orthologs for AKAP8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for AKAP8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia AKAP8 35
  • 99.08 (n)
  • 98.62 (a)
AKAP8 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AKAP8 35
  • 85.46 (n)
  • 85.9 (a)
AKAP8 36
  • 84 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia AKAP8 35
  • 83.58 (n)
  • 82.99 (a)
AKAP8 36
  • 81 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Akap8 35
  • 81.54 (n)
  • 79.88 (a)
Akap8 16
Akap8 36
  • 77 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia AKAP8 36
  • 61 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 83 (a)
-- 36
  • 53 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Akap8 35
  • 81.65 (n)
  • 80.73 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves AKAP8 35
  • 67.15 (n)
  • 60.24 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia AKAP8 36
  • 54 (a)
Species with no ortholog for AKAP8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for AKAP8 Gene

Gene Tree for AKAP8 (if available)
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Paralogs for AKAP8 Gene

Paralogs for AKAP8 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for AKAP8 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins: Pseudogenes for AKAP8 Gene

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Variants for AKAP8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AKAP8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs2024164 -- 15,358,791(+) AAGCA(C/T)TGACT intron-variant, downstream-variant-500B
rs4273161 -- 15,363,515(+) gccgc(A/C)ccgtc intron-variant
rs4273162 -- 15,363,633(+) tgccc(A/G)gccac intron-variant
rs4808299 -- 15,367,951(+) AGGAA(G/T)AGAGA intron-variant
rs4808300 -- 15,370,663(+) GTCTC(A/G)CCCTG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AKAP8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv833765 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv911133 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for AKAP8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKAP8 Gene

Disorders for AKAP8 Gene

No disorders were found for AKAP8 Gene.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKAP8 Gene

Publications for AKAP8 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning, chromosomal localization, and cell cycle-dependent subcellular distribution of the A-kinase anchoring protein, AKAP95. (PMID: 9473338) Eide T. … Tasken K. (Exp. Cell Res. 1998) 2 3 4 23
  2. A kinase-anchoring protein (AKAP)95 recruits human chromosome-associated protein (hCAP)-D2/Eg7 for chromosome condensation in mitotic extract. (PMID: 10791967) Steen R.L. … Collas P. (J. Cell Biol. 2000) 3 23
  3. Distinct but overlapping domains of AKAP95 are implicated in chromosome condensation and condensin targeting. (PMID: 11964380) Eide T. … Collas P. (EMBO Rep. 2002) 3 23
  4. AMY-1 interacts with S-AKAP84 and AKAP95 in the cytoplasm and the nucleus, respectively, and inhibits cAMP-dependent protein kinase activity by preventing binding of its catalytic subunit to A-kinase-anchoring protein (AKAP) complex. (PMID: 12414807) Furusawa M. … Ariga H. (J. Biol. Chem. 2002) 3 23
  5. A-kinase anchoring in dendritic cells is required for antigen presentation. (PMID: 19277197) Schillace R.V. … Carr D.W. (PLoS ONE 2009) 3 23

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