Aliases for ULK4 Gene
External Ids for ULK4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ULK4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the unc-51-like serine/threonine kinase (STK) family. Members of this protein family play a role in neuronal growth and endocytosis. The encoded protein is likely involved in neurite branching, neurite elongation and neuronal migration. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) indicate an association of variations in this gene with blood pressure and hypertension. Sequence variations in this gene may also be be associated with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Pseudogenes associated with this gene have been identified and are located on chromosome 15. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for ULK4 Gene
ULK4 (Unc-51 Like Kinase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ULK4 include Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is STK36.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ULK4 Gene
May be involved in the remodeling of cytoskeletal components, such as alpha-tubulin, and in this way regulates neurite branching and elongation, as well as cell motility.