Aliases for PFKFB3 Gene
External Ids for PFKFB3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PFKFB3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to a family of bifunctional proteins that are involved in both the synthesis and degradation of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate, a regulatory molecule that controls glycolysis in eukaryotes. The encoded protein has a 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase activity that catalyzes the synthesis of fructose-2,6-bisphosphate (F2,6BP), and a fructose-2,6-biphosphatase activity that catalyzes the degradation of F2,6BP. This protein is required for cell cycle progression and prevention of apoptosis. It functions as a regulator of cyclin-dependent kinase 1, linking glucose metabolism to cell proliferation and survival in tumor cells. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2016]
GeneCards Summary for PFKFB3 Gene
PFKFB3 (6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase/Fructose-2,6-Biphosphatase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PFKFB3 include Colon Adenocarcinoma and Glycogen Storage Disease. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase activity and fructose-2,6-bisphosphate 2-phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PFKFB2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PFKFB3 Gene
Synthesis and degradation of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate.