Aliases for PCK2 Gene
External Ids for PCK2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCK2 Gene
This gene encodes a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of oxaloacetate to phosphoenolpyruvate in the presence of guanosine triphosphate (GTP). A cytosolic form of this protein is encoded by a different gene and is the key enzyme of gluconeogenesis in the liver. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]
GeneCards Summary for PCK2 Gene
PCK2 (Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase 2, Mitochondrial) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCK2 include Pepck 1 Deficiency and Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase Deficiency, Mitochondrial. Among its related pathways are Adipogenesis and AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and purine nucleotide binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCK1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCK2 Gene
Catalyzes the 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.