Aliases for TNKS Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TNKS Gene
GeneCards Summary for TNKS Gene
TNKS (Tankyrase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TNKS include Lung Acinar Adenocarcinoma and Cherubism. Among its related pathways are HIV Life Cycle and Signaling by Wnt. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include NAD+ ADP-ribosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is TNKS2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TNKS Gene
Poly-ADP-ribosyltransferase involved in various processes such as Wnt signaling pathway, telomere length and vesicle trafficking. Acts as an activator of the Wnt signaling pathway by mediating poly-ADP-ribosylation (PARsylation) of AXIN1 and AXIN2, 2 key components of the beta-catenin destruction complex: poly-ADP-ribosylated target proteins are recognized by RNF146, which mediates their ubiquitination and subsequent degradation. Also mediates PARsylation of BLZF1 and CASC3, followed by recruitment of RNF146 and subsequent ubiquitination. Mediates PARsylation of TERF1, thereby contributing to the regulation of telomere length. Involved in centrosome maturation during prometaphase by mediating PARsylation of HEPACAM2/MIKI. May also regulate vesicle trafficking and modulate the subcellular distribution of SLC2A4/GLUT4-vesicles. May be involved in spindle pole assembly through PARsylation of NUMA1. Stimulates 26S proteasome activity.
The Tankyrases (TNKS1/PARP5A and TNKS2/PARP5B) are poly (ADP-ribose) polymerases that catalyze the ADP-ribosylation of target proteins. TNKS' are involved in the regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling and have been implicated in the pathology of various forms of cancer.