Aliases for PIK3C2B Gene
External Ids for PIK3C2B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PIK3C2B Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) family. PI3-kinases play roles in signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation, oncogenic transformation, cell survival, cell migration, and intracellular protein trafficking. This protein contains a lipid kinase catalytic domain as well as a C-terminal C2 domain, a characteristic of class II PI3-kinases. C2 domains act as calcium-dependent phospholipid binding motifs that mediate translocation of proteins to membranes, and may also mediate protein-protein interactions. The PI3-kinase activity of this protein is sensitive to low nanomolar levels of the inhibitor wortmanin. The C2 domain of this protein was shown to bind phospholipids but not Ca2+, which suggests that this enzyme may function in a calcium-independent manner. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PIK3C2B Gene
PIK3C2B (Phosphatidylinositol-4-Phosphate 3-Kinase Catalytic Subunit Type 2 Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are VEGF Signaling Pathway and DNA Damage Response (only ATM dependent). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PIK3C2A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PIK3C2B Gene
Phosphorylates PtdIns and PtdIns4P with a preference for PtdIns. Does not phosphorylate PtdIns(4,5)P2. May be involved in EGF and PDGF signaling cascades.
PI 3-Kinases (phosphoinositide 3-kinases, PI 3-Ks) are a family of lipid kinases capable of phosphorylating the 3'OH of the inositol ring of phosphoinositides. They are responsible for coordinating a diverse range of cell functions including proliferation and survival.