Aliases for DGKD Gene
External Ids for DGKD Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DGKD Gene
This gene encodes a cytoplasmic enzyme that phosphorylates diacylglycerol to produce phosphatidic acid. Diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid are two lipids that act as second messengers in signaling cascades. Their cellular concentrations are regulated by the encoded protein, and so it is thought to play an important role in cellular signal transduction. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DGKD Gene
DGKD (Diacylglycerol Kinase Delta) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Effects of PIP2 hydrolysis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and NAD+ kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DGKH.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DGKD Gene
Diacylglycerol kinase that converts diacylglycerol/DAG into phosphatidic acid/phosphatidate/PA and regulates the respective levels of these two bioactive lipids (PubMed:12200442, PubMed:23949095). Thereby, acts as a central switch between the signaling pathways activated by these second messengers with different cellular targets and opposite effects in numerous biological processes (Probable). By controlling the levels of diacylglycerol, regulates for instance the PKC and EGF receptor signaling pathways and plays a crucial role during development (By similarity). May also regulate clathrin-dependent endocytosis (PubMed:17880279).
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are a group of ten enzymes that metabolize 1,2,diacylglycerol (DAG) to produce phosphatidic acid (PA). They all contain a conserved C'-terminal catalytic domain and two cysteine-rich Zn2+-finger motifs with varied regulatory domains.