Aliases for DAPK2 Gene
External Ids for DAPK2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DAPK2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the serine/threonine protein kinase family. This protein contains a N-terminal protein kinase domain followed by a conserved calmodulin-binding domain with significant similarity to that of death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1), a positive regulator of programmed cell death. Overexpression of this gene was shown to induce cell apoptosis. It uses multiple polyadenylation sites. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DAPK2 Gene
DAPK2 (Death-Associated Protein Kinase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Pathways in cancer and CASP8 activity is inhibited. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and protein kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MYLK4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DAPK2 Gene
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine/threonine kinase involved in multiple cellular signaling pathways that trigger cell survival, apoptosis, and autophagy. Regulates both type I apoptotic and type II autophagic cell death signals, depending on the cellular setting. The former is caspase-dependent, while the latter is caspase-independent and is characterized by the accumulation of autophagic vesicles. Acts as a mediator of anoikis and a suppressor of beta-catenin-dependent anchorage-independent growth of malignant epithelial cells. May play a role in granulocytic maturation (PubMed:17347302). Regulates granulocytic motility by controlling cell spreading and polarization (PubMed:24163421).
Isoform 2 is not regulated by calmodulin. It can phosphorylate MYL9. It can induce membrane blebbing and autophagic cell death.