Aliases for IPMK Gene
External Ids for IPMK Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IPMK Gene
This gene encodes a member of the inositol phosphokinase family. The encoded protein has 3-kinase, 5-kinase and 6-kinase activities on phosphorylated inositol substrates. The encoded protein plays an important role in the biosynthesis of inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate, and has a preferred 5-kinase activity. This gene may play a role in nuclear mRNA export. Pseudogenes of this gene are located on the long arm of chromosome 13 and the short arm of chromosome 19. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for IPMK Gene
IPMK (Inositol Polyphosphate Multikinase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IPMK include Hereditary Neuroendocrine Tumor Of Small Intestine and Small Intestine Neuroendocrine Neoplasm. Among its related pathways are Inositol phosphate metabolism and superpathway of inositol phosphate compounds. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase activity and inositol tetrakisphosphate 3-kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is IP6K1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IPMK Gene
Inositol phosphate kinase with a broad substrate specificity (PubMed:12027805, PubMed:12223481, PubMed:28882892, PubMed:30420721, PubMed:30624931). Phosphorylates inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins(1,4,5)P3) first to inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate and then to inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5) (PubMed:12027805, PubMed:12223481, PubMed:28882892, PubMed:30624931). Phosphorylates inositol 1,3,4,6-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,6)P4) (PubMed:12223481). Phosphorylates glycero-3-phospho-1D-myo-inositol 4,5-bisphosphate to glycero-3-phospho-1D-myo-inositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PubMed:30420721, PubMed:28882892). Plays an important role in MLKL-mediated necroptosis via its role in the biosynthesis of inositol pentakisphosphate (InsP5) and inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6). Binding of these highly phosphorylated inositol phosphates to MLKL mediates the release of an N-terminal auto-inhibitory region, leading to activation of the kinase. Essential for activated phospho-MLKL to oligomerize and localize to the cell membrane during necroptosis (PubMed:29883610). Required for normal embryonic development, probably via its role in the biosynthesis of inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5) and inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6) (By similarity).