Aliases for PFKFB4 Gene
External Ids for PFKFB4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PFKFB4 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is one of four bifunctional kinase/phosphatases that regulate the concentration of the glycolytic byproduct fructose-2,6-bisphosphate (F2,6BP). The encoded protein is highly expressed in cancer cells and is induced by hypoxia. This protein is essential to the survival of cancer cells under conditions of hypoxia, because it increases the amount of F2,6BP and ATP at a time when the cell cannot produce much of them. This finding suggests that this protein may be a good target for disruption in cancer cells, hopefully imperiling their survival. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for PFKFB4 Gene
PFKFB4 (6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase/Fructose-2,6-Biphosphatase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glucose metabolism and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase activity and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate 2-phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PFKFB1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PFKFB4 Gene
Synthesis and degradation of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate.