an AGC kinase. Plays critical roles in glucose metabolism and the development or maintenance of proper adipose tissue and islet mass for which other Akt/PKB isoforms are unable to fully compensate. Amplified and overexpressed in human ovarian carcinoma cell lines and amplified in some primary ovarian and pancreatic tumors. Antisense blocks invasiveness in xenografts. Expressed in several insulin-responsive tissues, and one case of Type II diabetes has been associated with a likely LOF point mutation. Mouse mutants have defects in insulin response. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: AGC group; AKT family; EC 188.8.131.52; Kinase, protein; Oncoprotein; Protein kinase, AGC; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor)
Molecular Function: ATP binding; protein binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: cellular response to insulin stimulus; fat cell differentiation; insulin receptor signaling pathway; intracellular protein transport across a membrane; negative regulation of apoptosis; peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; positive regulation of cell migration; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of fatty acid beta-oxidation; positive regulation of glucose import; positive regulation of glycogen biosynthetic process; positive regulation of protein amino acid phosphorylation; positive regulation of vesicle fusion; protein modification process; regulation of cell migration; signal transduction