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Official Full Name
A kinase (PRKA) anchor protein 8
Background
This gene encodes a member of the A-kinase anchor protein family. A-kinase anchor proteins are scaffold proteins that contain a binding domain for the RI/RII subunit of protein kinase A (PKA) and recruit PKA and other signaling molecules to specific subcellular locations. This gene encodes a nuclear A-kinase anchor protein that binds to the RII alpha subunit of PKA and may play a role in chromosome condensation during mitosis by targeting PKA and the condensin complex to chromatin. A pseudogene of this gene is located on the short arm of chromosome 9.
Synonyms
AKAP8; A kinase (PRKA) anchor protein 8; A-kinase anchor protein 8; A kinase anchor protein; 95kDa; AKAP95; DKFZp586B1222; A-kinase anchor protein, 95kDa; AKAP-8; AKAP 95; AKAP-95