Aliases for ALPK1 Gene
External Ids for ALPK1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALPK1 Gene
This gene encodes an alpha kinase. Mice which were homozygous for disrupted copies of this gene exhibited coordination defects (PMID: 21208416). Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for ALPK1 Gene
ALPK1 (Alpha Kinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALPK1 include Gout. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALPK2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ALPK1 Gene
Serine/threonine-protein kinase that detects bacterial pathogen-associated molecular pattern metabolites (PAMPs) and initiates an innate immune response, a critical step for pathogen elimination and engagement of adaptive immunity (PubMed:28877472, PubMed:28222186, PubMed:30111836). Specifically recognizes and binds ADP-D-glycero-beta-D-manno-heptose (ADP-Heptose), a potent PAMP present in all Gram-negative and some Gram-positive bacteria (PubMed:30111836). ADP-Heptose-binding stimulates its kinase activity to phosphorylate and activate TIFA, triggering proinflammatory NF-kappa-B signaling (PubMed:30111836). May be involved in monosodium urate monohydrate (MSU)-induced inflammation by mediating phosphorylation of unconventional myosin MYO9A (PubMed:27169898). May also play a role in apical protein transport by mediating phosphorylation of unconventional myosin MYO1A (PubMed:15883161).