Aliases for PKM Gene
External Ids for PKM Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PKM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PKM Gene
This gene encodes a protein involved in glycolysis. The encoded protein is a pyruvate kinase that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphoryl group from phosphoenolpyruvate to ADP, generating ATP and pyruvate. This protein has been shown to interact with thyroid hormone and may mediate cellular metabolic effects induced by thyroid hormones. This protein has been found to bind Opa protein, a bacterial outer membrane protein involved in gonococcal adherence to and invasion of human cells, suggesting a role of this protein in bacterial pathogenesis. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding a few distinct isoforms have been reported. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]
GeneCards Summary for PKM Gene
PKM (Pyruvate Kinase M1/2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PKM include Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Of Red Cells and Pigmentation Disease. Among its related pathways are Central carbon metabolism in cancer and Pyrimidine metabolism (KEGG). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include MHC class II protein complex binding. An important paralog of this gene is PKLR.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PKM Gene
Glycolytic enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphoryl group from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to ADP, generating ATP. Stimulates POU5F1-mediated transcriptional activation. Plays a general role in caspase independent cell death of tumor cells. The ratio between the highly active tetrameric form and nearly inactive dimeric form determines whether glucose carbons are channeled to biosynthetic processes or used for glycolytic ATP production. The transition between the 2 forms contributes to the control of glycolysis and is important for tumor cell proliferation and survival.