Aliases for PPM1A Gene
External Ids for PPM1A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PPM1A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the PP2C family of Ser/Thr protein phosphatases. PP2C family members are known to be negative regulators of cell stress response pathways. This phosphatase dephosphorylates, and negatively regulates the activities of, MAP kinases and MAP kinase kinases. It has been shown to inhibit the activation of p38 and JNK kinase cascades induced by environmental stresses. This phosphatase can also dephosphorylate cyclin-dependent kinases, and thus may be involved in cell cycle control. Overexpression of this phosphatase is reported to activate the expression of the tumor suppressor gene TP53/p53, which leads to G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Three alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PPM1A Gene
PPM1A (Protein Phosphatase, Mg2+/Mn2+ Dependent 1A) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Transcriptional activity of SMAD2/SMAD3-SMAD4 heterotrimer. GO annotations related to this gene include signal transducer activity and protein C-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is PPM1B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PPM1A Gene
Enzyme with a broad specificity. Negatively regulates TGF-beta signaling through dephosphorylating SMAD2 and SMAD3, resulting in their dissociation from SMAD4, nuclear export of the SMADs and termination of the TGF-beta-mediated signaling. Dephosphorylates PRKAA1 and PRKAA2. Plays an important role in the termination of TNF-alpha-mediated NF-kappa-B activation through dephosphorylating and inactivating IKBKB/IKKB.