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Official Full Name
protein kinase, AMP-activated, gamma 1 non-catalytic subunit
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a regulatory subunit of the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK is a heterotrimer consisting of an alpha catalytic subunit, and non-catalytic beta and gamma subunits. AMPK is an important energy-sensing enzyme that monitors cellular energy status. In response to cellular metabolic stresses, AMPK is activated, and thus phosphorylates and inactivates acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) and beta-hydroxy beta-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR), key enzymes involved in regulating de novo biosynthesis of fatty acid and cholesterol. This subunit is one of the gamma regulatory subunits of AMPK. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been observed.
Synonyms
PRKAG1; protein kinase, AMP-activated, gamma 1 non-catalytic subunit; 5-AMP-activated protein kinase subunit gamma-1; AMPK gamma1; AMPK gamma-1 chain; 5-AMP-activated protein kinase, gamma-1 subunit; AMPKG; MGC8666; 5-AMP-activated protein kinase gamma-1 non-catalytic subunit variant 1; 5-AMP-activated protein kinase gamma-1 non-catalytic subunit vari; zgc:63896; wu:fa94d09; wu:fd12h04

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