Aliases for PCK1 Gene
External Ids for PCK1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCK1 Gene
This gene is a main control point for the regulation of gluconeogenesis. The cytosolic enzyme encoded by this gene, along with GTP, catalyzes the formation of phosphoenolpyruvate from oxaloacetate, with the release of carbon dioxide and GDP. The expression of this gene can be regulated by insulin, glucocorticoids, glucagon, cAMP, and diet. Defects in this gene are a cause of cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase deficiency. A mitochondrial isozyme of the encoded protein also has been characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PCK1 Gene
PCK1 (Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCK1 include Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase Deficiency, Cytosolic and Pepck 1 Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Adipogenesis and Amino Acid metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GDP binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCK2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCK1 Gene
Regulates cataplerosis and anaplerosis, the processes that control the levels of metabolic intermediates in the citric acid cycle. At low glucose levels, it catalyzes the cataplerotic conversion of oxaloacetate (OAA) to phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP), the rate-limiting step in the metabolic pathway that produces glucose from lactate and other precursors derived from the citric acid cycle. At high glucose levels, it catalyzes the anaplerotic conversion of phosphoenolpyruvate to oxaloacetate.