Aliases for RGS16 Gene
External Ids for RGS16 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RGS16 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the 'regulator of G protein signaling' family. It inhibits signal transduction by increasing the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits. It also may play a role in regulating the kinetics of signaling in the phototransduction cascade. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RGS16 Gene
RGS16 (Regulator Of G Protein Signaling 16) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are G-AlphaQ Signaling and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and calmodulin binding. An important paralog of this gene is RGS8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RGS16 Gene
Regulates G protein-coupled receptor signaling cascades. Inhibits signal transduction by increasing the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits, thereby driving them into their inactive GDP-bound form (PubMed:11602604, PubMed:18434541). Plays an important role in the phototransduction cascade by regulating the lifetime and effective concentration of activated transducin alpha. May regulate extra and intracellular mitogenic signals (By similarity).