Aliases for RGS4 Gene
External Ids for RGS4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RGS4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RGS4 Gene
Regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) family members are regulatory molecules that act as GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) for G alpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins. RGS proteins are able to deactivate G protein subunits of the Gi alpha, Go alpha and Gq alpha subtypes. They drive G proteins into their inactive GDP-bound forms. Regulator of G protein signaling 4 belongs to this family. All RGS proteins share a conserved 120-amino acid sequence termed the RGS domain. Regulator of G protein signaling 4 protein is 37% identical to RGS1 and 97% identical to rat Rgs4. This protein negatively regulate signaling upstream or at the level of the heterotrimeric G protein and is localized in the cytoplasm. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RGS4 Gene
RGS4 (Regulator Of G Protein Signaling 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RGS4 include Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Among its related pathways are Neuroscience and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and G-protein alpha-subunit binding. An important paralog of this gene is RGS3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RGS4 Gene
Inhibits signal transduction by increasing the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits thereby driving them into their inactive GDP-bound form. Activity on G(z)-alpha is inhibited by phosphorylation of the G-protein. Activity on G(z)-alpha and G(i)-alpha-1 is inhibited by palmitoylation of the G-protein.
Heterotrimeric G proteins are membrane bound GTPases that are linked to 7-TM receptors. Each G protein contains an alpha-, beta- and gamma-subunit and is bound to GDP in the 'off' state. Ligand binding causes a receptor conformational change, detaching the G protein and switching it 'on'.