Aliases for STK26 Gene
The product of this gene is a member of the GCK group III family of kinases, which are a subset of the Ste20-like kinases. The encoded protein contains an amino-terminal kinase domain, and a carboxy-terminal regulatory domain that mediates homodimerization. The protein kinase localizes to the Golgi apparatus and is specifically activated by binding to the Golgi matrix protein GM130. It is also cleaved by caspase-3 in vitro, and may function in the apoptotic pathway. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for STK26 Gene
STK26 (Serine/Threonine Kinase 26) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with STK26 include Central Nervous System Hemangioma. Among its related pathways are Apoptotic cleavage of cellular proteins and Cytoskeletal Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups. An important paralog of this gene is STK24.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STK26 Gene
Mediator of cell growth. Modulates apoptosis.