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Aliases for DGKG Gene

Aliases for DGKG Gene

  • Diacylglycerol Kinase Gamma 2 3 3 5
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Gamma 90kDa 2 3
  • Diglyceride Kinase Gamma 3 4
  • DAG Kinase Gamma 3 4
  • DAGK3 3 4
  • Diacylglycerol Kinase, Gamma (90kD) 2
  • Diacylglyerol Kinase Gamma 3
  • EC 4
  • DGK-Gamma 4

External Ids for DGKG Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for DGKG Gene

  • DAGK3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DGKG Gene

  • GC03M182638
  • GC03M187124
  • GC03M187269
  • GC03M187187
  • GC03M187349
  • GC03M185823
  • GC03M183274

Summaries for DGKG Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DGKG Gene

  • This gene encodes an enzyme that is a member of the type I subfamily of diacylglycerol kinases, which are involved in lipid metabolism. These enzymes generate phosphatidic acid by catalyzing the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol, a fundamental lipid second messenger that activates numerous proteins, including protein kinase C isoforms, Ras guanyl nucleotide-releasing proteins and some transient receptor potential channels. Diacylglycerol kinase gamma has been implicated in cell cycle regulation and in the negative regulation of macrophage differentiation in leukemia cells. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for DGKG Gene

DGKG (Diacylglycerol Kinase Gamma) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Effects of PIP2 hydrolysis and Glycerolipid metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and diacylglycerol kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DGKB.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKG Gene

  • Reverses the normal flow of glycerolipid biosynthesis by phosphorylating diacylglycerol back to phosphatidic acid.

Tocris Summary for DGKG Gene

  • 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.

Gene Wiki entry for DGKG Gene

Additional gene information for DGKG Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DGKG Gene

Genomics for DGKG Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DGKG Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DGKG Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH03J186361 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 +0.3 336 1 PKNOX1 ZNF777 ZSCAN4 BACH1 HIC1 ZNF335 ZFHX2 GLIS2 POLR2A EED DGKG GC03P186167
GH03J186280 Promoter/Enhancer 0.8 EPDnew ENCODE 650.2 +81.0 81012 1.2 FOS DGKG ETV5 ETV5-AS1 GC03P186167
GH03J186230 Enhancer 0.4 FANTOM5 10.5 +131.6 131565 0.3 YBX1 ETV5 TRA2B DGKG GC03P186167
GH03J186365 Enhancer 0.7 Ensembl dbSUPER 0.7 -3.3 -3320 0.9 FOSL1 POLR2A ZFP36 REST FOS MYC DGKG LINC02020
GH03J186013 Enhancer 0.2 FANTOM5 2.4 +348.8 348793 0.2 DGKG GC03P186008 ENSG00000277118
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around DGKG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the DGKG gene promoter:
  • NRSF form 1
  • NRSF form 2
  • Nkx2-5
  • RFX1
  • Evi-1
  • Tal-1beta
  • ITF-2
  • Ik-1
  • XBP-1
  • AML1a

Genomic Locations for DGKG Gene

Genomic Locations for DGKG Gene
256,570 bases
Minus strand
256,570 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DGKG Gene

Genes around DGKG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DGKG Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DGKG Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DGKG Gene

Proteins for DGKG Gene

  • Protein details for DGKG Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Diacylglycerol kinase gamma
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RAH4
    • Q2M1H4
    • Q5FWG1

    Protein attributes for DGKG Gene

    791 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    89124 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for DGKG Gene


neXtProt entry for DGKG Gene

Post-translational modifications for DGKG Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for DGKG Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DGKG Gene

Domains & Families for DGKG Gene

Gene Families for DGKG Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Enzymes
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DGKG Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family.
  • Belongs to the eukaryotic diacylglycerol kinase family.
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Function for DGKG Gene

Molecular function for DGKG Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Reverses the normal flow of glycerolipid biosynthesis by phosphorylating diacylglycerol back to phosphatidic acid.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol = ADP + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Requires phosphatidylserine for maximal activity.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
diacylglycerol kinase gamma,90kDa,predominantly expressed in the retina and brain

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DGKG Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DGKG Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DGKG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003951 NAD+ kinase activity IEA --
GO:0004143 diacylglycerol kinase activity IEA,TAS --
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0016301 kinase activity IEA --
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No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DGKG Gene

Localization for DGKG Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKG Gene

Cytoplasm. Membrane. Note=Can be loosely bound to the membranes.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DGKG gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
golgi apparatus 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Plasma membrane (2)
  • Vesicles (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DGKG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005622 intracellular IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for DGKG Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DGKG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS,IEA 8034597
GO:0007205 protein kinase C-activating G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
GO:0016310 phosphorylation IEA --
GO:0030168 platelet activation TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DGKG: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DGKG Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DGKG Gene

(4) Drugs for DGKG Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Tocris

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Phosphatidyl serine Approved, Investigational Nutra Target 0
Dioctanoylglycol Pharma Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor 0
R 59-022 Pharma Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor; increases PKC activity 0

(140) Additional Compounds for DGKG Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Diglycerides Group A
  • 1-Myristoyl-2-eicosadienoyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(14:0/20:2)
  • DAG(14:0/20:2N6)
  • DAG(14:0/20:2W6)
  • DAG(34:2)
Diglycerides Group B
  • 1-(9Z-Octadecenoyl)-2-hexadecanoyl-sn-glycerol
  • 1-O-Oleoyl-2-O-palmitoyl-sn-glycerol
  • DG (18:1(9Z)/16:0/0:0)
  • DG(18:1/16:0)
  • Diglyceride
Diglycerides Group C
  • (2R)-2-Hydroxy-3-(pentadecanoyloxy)propyl (11Z,14Z)-icosa-11,14-dienoic acid
  • DAG(15:0/0:0/20:2w6)
  • Diacylglycerol(15:0/0:0/20:2w6)
  • Diacylglycerol(15:0/0:0/20:2)
  • DAG(15:0/0:0/20:2n6)
Diglycerides Group D
  • 1,2-Di-(4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,16Z,19Z-docosahexaenoyl)-sn-glycerol
  • 1,2-Didocosahexaenoyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(22:6/22:6)
  • DAG(22:6N3/22:6N3)
  • DAG(22:6OMEGA3/22:6OMEGA3)
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-3-sn-phosphatidic acid
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphoric acid
  • Dipalmitoyl phosphatidic acid
  • PA(32:0)

(2) Tocris Compounds for DGKG Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Dioctanoylglycol Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor 627-86-1
R 59-022 Diacylglycerol kinase inhibitor; increases PKC activity 93076-89-2
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Transcripts for DGKG Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DGKG Gene

Unigene Clusters for DGKG Gene

Diacylglycerol kinase, gamma 90kDa:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DGKG Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^ 23 ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - - -

ExUns: 24 ^ 25 ^ 26a · 26b ^ 27
SP1: -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for DGKG Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DGKG Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DGKG Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DGKG Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (x5.5), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x5.4), Esophagus - Muscularis (x5.2), and Esophagus - Gastroesophageal Junction (x5.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for DGKG Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (35.8) and Platelet (20.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for DGKG Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for DGKG Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DGKG Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DGKG Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DGKG Gene:

Tissue specificity: Predominantly expressed in retina and in a much lesser extent in the brain. Other tissues contain extremely low levels of DGK-gamma.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for DGKG Gene

  • Nervous system(4.7)
  • Liver(4)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DGKG: view

No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DGKG Gene

Orthologs for DGKG Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for DGKG Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DGKG 34 33
  • 99.58 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DGKG 34 33
  • 91.49 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DGKG 34 33
  • 91.39 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dgkg 16 34 33
  • 87.77 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dgkg 33
  • 87.18 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DGKG 34
  • 51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DGKG 34 33
  • 70.88 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DGKG 34
  • 57 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC567728 33
  • 66.03 (n)
  • 58 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Dgk 34 35
  • 31 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dgk-3 34 35
  • 46 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0425300 33
  • 50.58 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10986 34
  • 49 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DGKG was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for DGKG Gene

Gene Tree for DGKG (if available)
Gene Tree for DGKG (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for DGKG: view image

Paralogs for DGKG Gene

Paralogs for DGKG Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for DGKG Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

  • F5GX27_HUMAN
  • H7C0L0_HUMAN
  • Q2M589_HUMAN
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Variants for DGKG Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DGKG Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Variation AA Info Type
VAR_036119 A breast cancer sample p.Glu706Lys
rs1000012822 -- 186,225,800(-) T/G intron_variant
rs1000032259 -- 186,262,647(-) C/G intron_variant
rs1000038827 -- 186,179,943(-) C/T intron_variant
rs1000049783 -- 186,284,159(-) G/C intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DGKG Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1433e212 CNV loss 25503493
esv1567505 CNV insertion 17803354
esv2664472 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2726335 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2726336 CNV deletion 23290073
esv3303903 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3430021 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3569152 CNV loss 25503493
esv3598985 CNV loss 21293372
esv3598986 CNV gain 21293372
esv3598987 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1078812 CNV insertion 25765185
nsv1111256 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
nsv1146437 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv4150 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv820248 CNV loss 19587683
nsv822367 CNV loss 20364138
nsv950024 CNV duplication 24416366

Variation tolerance for DGKG Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 54.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.30; 41.06% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DGKG Gene

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DGKG Gene

Disorders for DGKG Gene

Additional Disease Information for DGKG

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for DGKG Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DGKG Gene

Publications for DGKG Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of a diacylglycerol kinase isozyme predominantly expressed in human retina with a truncated and inactive enzyme expression in most other human cells. (PMID: 8034597) Kai M … Kanoh H (The Journal of biological chemistry 1994) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Phosphorylation and up-regulation of diacylglycerol kinase gamma via its interaction with protein kinase C gamma. (PMID: 16905533) Yamaguchi Y … Saito N (The Journal of biological chemistry 2006) 3 22 25 58
  3. Mapping and genomic characterization of the gene encoding diacylglycerol kinase gamma (DAGK3): assessment of its role in dominant optic atrophy (OPA1). (PMID: 10071200) Stöhr H … Weber BH (Human genetics 1999) 3 4 22 58
  4. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose JE … Uhl GR (Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2010) 3 44 58
  5. Analyses of shared genetic factors between asthma and obesity in children. (PMID: 20816195) Melén E … Lasky-Su J (The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 2010) 3 44 58

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