Aliases for AKAP5 Gene
External Ids for AKAP5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AKAP5 Gene
The A-kinase anchor proteins (AKAPs) are a group of structurally diverse proteins, which have the common function of binding to the regulatory subunit of protein kinase A (PKA) and confining the holoenzyme to discrete locations within the cell. This gene encodes a member of the AKAP family. The encoded protein binds to the RII-beta regulatory subunit of PKA, and also to protein kinase C and the phosphatase calcineurin. It is predominantly expressed in cerebral cortex and may anchor the PKA protein at postsynaptic densities (PSD) and be involved in the regulation of postsynaptic events. It is also expressed in T lymphocytes and may function to inhibit interleukin-2 transcription by disrupting calcineurin-dependent dephosphorylation of NFAT. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for AKAP5 Gene
AKAP5 (A-Kinase Anchoring Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AKAP5 include Corneal Ectasia and Ureterolithiasis. Among its related pathways are Glutamate Binding, Activation of AMPA Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity and GPCR Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calmodulin binding and adenylate cyclase binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKAP5 Gene
May anchor the PKA protein to cytoskeletal and/or organelle-associated proteins, targeting the signal carried by cAMP to specific intracellular effectors. Association with to the beta2-adrenergic receptor (beta2-AR) not only regulates beta2-AR signaling pathway, but also the activation by PKA by switching off the beta2-AR signaling cascade.