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Aliases for DGKG Gene

Aliases for DGKG Gene

  • Diacylglycerol Kinase Gamma 2 3 5
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Gamma 90kDa 2 3
  • Diglyceride Kinase Gamma 3 4
  • DAG Kinase Gamma 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • DGK-GAMMA 3 4
  • DAGK3 3 4
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Gamma (90kD) 2
  • Diacylglyerol Kinase Gamma 3

External Ids for DGKG Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for DGKG Gene

  • DAGK3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DGKG Gene

  • GC03M182638
  • GC03M187124
  • GC03M187269
  • GC03M187187
  • GC03M187349
  • GC03M185823
  • GC03M183274

Summaries for DGKG Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DGKG Gene

  • This gene encodes an enzyme that is a member of the type I subfamily of diacylglycerol kinases, which are involved in lipid metabolism. These enzymes generate phosphatidic acid by catalyzing the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol, a fundamental lipid second messenger that activates numerous proteins, including protein kinase C isoforms, Ras guanyl nucleotide-releasing proteins and some transient receptor potential channels. Diacylglycerol kinase gamma has been implicated in cell cycle regulation and in the negative regulation of macrophage differentiation in leukemia cells. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for DGKG Gene

DGKG (Diacylglycerol Kinase Gamma) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and diacylglycerol kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DGKI.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKG Gene

  • Reverses the normal flow of glycerolipid biosynthesis by phosphorylating diacylglycerol back to phosphatidic acid.

Tocris Summary for DGKG Gene

  • Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are a group of ten enzymes that metabolize 1,2,diacylglycerol (DAG) to produce phosphatidic acid (PA). They all contain a conserved C'-terminal catalytic domain and two cysteine-rich Zn2+-finger motifs with varied regulatory domains.

Gene Wiki entry for DGKG Gene

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

Genomics for DGKG Gene

Regulatory Elements for DGKG Gene

Enhancers for DGKG Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around DGKG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for DGKG Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around DGKG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for DGKG Gene

186,105,668 bp from pter
186,362,237 bp from pter
256,570 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DGKG Gene

Genes around DGKG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DGKG Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DGKG Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DGKG Gene

Proteins for DGKG Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Diacylglycerol kinase gamma
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RAH4
    • Q2M1H4
    • Q5FWG1

    Protein attributes for DGKG Gene

    791 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    89124 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for DGKG Gene


neXtProt entry for DGKG Gene

Proteomics data for DGKG Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DGKG Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for DGKG Gene

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for DGKG

Domains & Families for DGKG Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DGKG Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 DAGKc domain.
  • Belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family.
  • Contains 2 phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers.
  • Contains 1 DAGKc domain.
  • Contains 2 EF-hand domains.
  • Belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family.
  • Contains 2 phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers.
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Function for DGKG Gene

Molecular function for DGKG Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
diacylglycerol kinase gamma,90kDa,predominantly expressed in the retina and brain
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol = ADP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Requires phosphatidylserine for maximal activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Reverses the normal flow of glycerolipid biosynthesis by phosphorylating diacylglycerol back to phosphatidic acid.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DGKG Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DGKG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
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Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for DGKG

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DGKG Gene

Localization for DGKG Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKG Gene

Cytoplasm. Membrane. Note=Can be loosely bound to the membranes.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DGKG Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DGKG gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
golgi apparatus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DGKG Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DGKG Gene

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Interacting Proteins for DGKG Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DGKG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 8034597
GO:0048666 neuron development IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DGKG Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DGKG Gene

(1) Drugs for DGKG Gene - From: DrugBank and HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Phosphatidylserine Approved Nutra Target 0

(142) Additional Compounds for DGKG Gene - From: HMDB and Tocris

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Diglycerides Group A
  • 1,2-Dimyristoyl-rac-glycerol
  • DAG(14:0/14:0)
  • DAG(28:0)
  • DG(14:0/14:0)
  • DG(28:0)
Diglycerides Group B
  • 1-Palmitoleoyl-2-arachidonyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(16:1/20:0)
  • DAG(16:1n7/20:0)
  • DAG(16:1w7/20:0)
  • DAG(36:1)
Diglycerides Group C
  • 1-Myristoyl-3-stearoyl-sn-glycerol
  • 1-Tetradecanoyl-3-octadecanoyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(14:0/0:0/18:0)
  • DAG(32:0)
  • DG(32:0)
Diglycerides Group D
  • 1,2-Didocosahexaenoyl-rac-glycerol
  • DAG(22:6/22:6)
  • DAG(22:6n3/22:6n3)
  • DAG(22:6w3/22:6w3)
  • DAG(44:12)
  • 1,2-Di-O-palmitoyl-3-sn-glyceryl-O-phosphorate
  • 1,2-Di-O-palmitoyl-3-sn-glyceryl-O-phosphoric acid
  • 1,2-Dihexadecanoyl-rac-phosphatidic acid
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-3-sn-phosphatidate
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-3-sn-phosphatidic acid

(2) Tocris Compounds for DGKG Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Dioctanoylglycol Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor 627-86-1
R 59-022 Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor; increases PKC activity 93076-89-2
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Transcripts for DGKG Gene

Unigene Clusters for DGKG Gene

Diacylglycerol kinase, gamma 90kDa:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^ 23 ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - - -

ExUns: 24 ^ 25 ^ 26a · 26b ^ 27
SP1: -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for DGKG Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DGKG Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DGKG Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DGKG Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (x5.5), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x5.4), Esophagus - Muscularis (x5.2), and Esophagus - Gastroesophageal Junction (x5.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for DGKG Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (35.8) and Platelet (20.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for DGKG Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DGKG Gene Hs.683449

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DGKG Gene

Tissue specificity: Predominantly expressed in retina and in a much lesser extent in the brain. Other tissues contain extremely low levels of DGK-gamma.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for DGKG Gene

Primer Products

Orthologs for DGKG Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for DGKG Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DGKG 35
  • 91.49 (n)
  • 92.03 (a)
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DGKG 35
  • 91.39 (n)
  • 94.05 (a)
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dgkg 35
  • 87.77 (n)
  • 89.97 (a)
Dgkg 16
Dgkg 36
  • 90 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DGKG 35
  • 99.58 (n)
  • 99.49 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dgkg 35
  • 87.18 (n)
  • 88.58 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DGKG 36
  • 51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DGKG 35
  • 70.88 (n)
  • 69.8 (a)
  • 58 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DGKG 36
  • 57 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC567728 35
  • 66.03 (n)
  • 67.17 (a)
  • 58 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Dgk 37
  • 55 (a)
Dgk 36
  • 31 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dgk-3 37
  • 45 (a)
dgk-3 36
  • 46 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0425300 35
  • 50.58 (n)
  • 45.14 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10986 36
  • 49 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DGKG:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • 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)

Evolution for DGKG Gene

Gene Tree for DGKG (if available)
Gene Tree for DGKG (if available)

Paralogs for DGKG Gene

Paralogs for DGKG Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for DGKG Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for DGKG Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DGKG Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1004588 - 186,288,829(-) TGCGA(A/C/G)CCCCC reference, missense
rs3213770 - 186,268,809(-) GGTGC(C/T)GGATG intron-variant, reference, missense
rs2193587 - 186,272,307(-) GTCCA(A/C/G)AAACA reference, missense
VAR_036119 A breast cancer sample
rs2574 -- 186,149,761(-) ATCCC(C/G)CTTTC utr-variant-3-prime

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv822367 CNV Loss 20364138
esv2664472 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv820248 CNV Loss 19587683
nsv4150 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv878067 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2726335 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2726336 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1567505 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv268182 CNV Insertion 20981092

Variation tolerance for DGKG Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 54.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.30; 41.06% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for DGKG Gene

Disorders for DGKG Gene

Relevant External Links for DGKG

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for DGKG Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DGKG Gene

Publications for DGKG Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of a diacylglycerol kinase isozyme predominantly expressed in human retina with a truncated and inactive enzyme expression in most other human cells. (PMID: 8034597) Kai M. … Kanoh H. (J. Biol. Chem. 1994) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Phosphorylation and up-regulation of diacylglycerol kinase gamma via its interaction with protein kinase C gamma. (PMID: 16905533) Yamaguchi Y. … Saito N. (J. Biol. Chem. 2006) 3 23 25 26
  3. Phorbol ester and hydrogen peroxide synergistically induce the interaction of diacylglycerol kinase gamma with the Src homology 2 and C1 domains of beta2-chimaerin. (PMID: 17803461) Yasuda S. … Sakane F. (Biochem. J. 2008) 3 23
  4. Nuclear transportation of diacylglycerol kinase gamma and its possible function in the nucleus. (PMID: 16407189) Matsubara T. … Saito N. (J. Biol. Chem. 2006) 3 23
  5. Diacylglycerol kinase gamma serves as an upstream suppressor of Rac1 and lamellipodium formation. (PMID: 15102830) Tsushima S. … Sakane F. (J. Biol. Chem. 2004) 3 23

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