Aliases for ETNK2 Gene
External Ids for ETNK2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ETNK2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of choline/ethanolamine kinase family which catalyzes the first step of phosphatidylethanolamine (PtdEtn) biosynthesis via the cytidine diphosphate (CDP) ethanolamine pathway. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for ETNK2 Gene
ETNK2 (Ethanolamine Kinase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are phosphatidylethanolamine biosynthesis II and Glycerophospholipid biosynthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and ethanolamine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ETNK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ETNK2 Gene
Highly specific for ethanolamine phosphorylation. Does not have choline kinase activity (By similarity).