Aliases for PANK4 Gene
External Ids for PANK4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PANK4 Gene
This gene encodes a protein belonging to the pantothenate kinase family. Pantothenate kinase is a key regulatory enzyme in the biosynthesis of coenzyme A (CoA) in bacteria and mammalian cells. It catalyzes the first committed step in the universal biosynthetic pathway leading to CoA and is itself subject to regulation through feedback inhibition by CoA. This family member is most abundant in muscle but is expressed in all tissues. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PANK4 Gene
PANK4 (Pantothenate Kinase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of water-soluble vitamins and cofactors and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include pantothenate kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PANK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PANK4 Gene
Plays a role in the physiological regulation of the intracellular CoA concentration.