Aliases for PIK3C3 Gene
External Ids for PIK3C3 Gene
GeneCards Summary for PIK3C3 Gene
PIK3C3 (Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase, Catalytic Subunit Type 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Insulin receptor signalling cascade. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase activity and 1-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PIK3CB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PIK3C3 Gene
Catalytic subunit of the PI3K complex that mediates formation of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate which plays a key role in initiation and maturation of autophagosomes. Involved in the transport of lysosomal enzyme precursors to lysosomes. Required for the abcission step in cytokinesis. Required for transport from early to late endosomes.
PI 3-Kinases (phosphoinositide 3-kinases, PI3Ks) are family of lipid kinases capable of phosphorylating the 3OH of the inositol ring of phosphoinositides. They are responsible for coordinating a diverse range of cell functions including proliferation, cell survival, degranulation, vesicular trafficking and cell migration. The PI 3-kinases are grouped into three distinct classes. Class I PI 3-kinases are heteromeric consisting of a regulatory subunit and a 110 kDA catalytic subunits (3 forms in class 1A : alpha-, beta- and delta- and one in class 1B : gamma-). PI 3-kinases p110 alpha- and beta- are ubiquitously expressed whilst p110 delta- expression is associated with leukocytes. Activating mutations in the p110alpha- subunit have recently been discovered in certain types of cancer cell. Class II PI 3-kinases are large homomeric enzymes (C2alpha-, beta- and gamma-) that are sensitive to wortmannin (although less sensitive than Class 1 PI 3-kinases) but are resistant to LY 292002. Class III contains just one member, hVps34p, which is thought to play an important role in both protein sorting and nutrient sensing in concert with the mTOR pathway.