Aliases for G6PC2 Gene
External Ids for G6PC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for G6PC2 Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme belonging to the glucose-6-phosphatase catalytic subunit family. These enzymes are part of a multicomponent integral membrane system that catalyzes the hydrolysis of glucose-6-phosphate, the terminal step in gluconeogenic and glycogenolytic pathways, allowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream. The family member encoded by this gene is found in pancreatic islets and does not exhibit phosphohydrolase activity, but it is a major target of cell-mediated autoimmunity in diabetes. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but their biological validity has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for G6PC2 Gene
G6PC2 (Glucose-6-Phosphatase Catalytic Subunit 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with G6PC2 include Fasting Plasma Glucose Level Quantitative Trait Locus 1 and Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Type Iv. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include glucose-6-phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is G6PC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for G6PC2 Gene
May hydrolyze glucose-6-phosphate to glucose in the endoplasmic reticulum. May be responsible for glucose production through glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis (By similarity).