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PRKAG2 protein kinase, AMP-activated, gamma 2 non-catalytic subunit

Also known as: AAKG; CMH6; WPWS; AAKG2; H91620p

Summary

AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a heterotrimeric protein composed of a catalytic alpha subunit, a noncatalytic beta subunit, and a noncatalytic regulatory gamma subunit. Various forms of each of these subunits exist, encoded by different genes. AMPK is an important energy-sensing enzyme that monitors cellular energy status and functions by inactivating key enzymes involved in regulating de novo biosynthesis of fatty acid and cholesterol. This gene is a member of the AMPK gamma subunit family. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and glycogen storage disease of the heart. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, encoding different isoforms, have been characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]

Genomic context

Location:
7q36.1
Sequence:
Chromosome: 7; NC_000007.14 (151556114..151877231, complement)
Total number of exons:
21

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