PIP4K2A Catalyzes the phosphorylation of phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate (PtdIns5P) on the fourth hydroxyl of the myo-inositol ring, to form phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P2). May exert its function by regulating the levels of PtdIns5P, which functions in the cytosol by increasing AKT activity and in the nucleus signals through ING2. May regulate the pool of cytosolic PtdIns5P in response to the activation of tyrosine phosphorylation. May negatively regulate insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by lowering the levels of PtdIns5P. May be involved in thrombopoiesis, and the terminal maturation of megakaryocytes and regulation of their size. Expressed ubiquitously, with high levels in the brain. Present in most tissues, except notably skeletal muscle and small intestine. 2 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Carbohydrate Metabolism - inositol phosphate; EC; Kinase, lipid; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 17q12.3
Cellular Component:  autophagosome; cytoplasm; nucleus; plasma membrane
Molecular Function:  1-phosphatidylinositol-5-phosphate 4-kinase activity; ATP binding
Biological Process:  megakaryocyte development; phosphatidylinositol phosphorylation; positive regulation of autophagosome assembly; regulation of autophagy
Reference #:  Q9R0I8 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: 1-phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinase 2-alpha; Diphosphoinositide kinase 2-alpha; Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinase type II alpha; Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinase type-2 alpha; PI(5)P 4-kinase type II alpha; PI42A; Pip4k2a; PIP4KII-alpha; Pip5k2a; PIPK2 alpha; PtdIns(5)P-4-kinase isoform 2-alpha; RGD621708
Gene Symbols: Pip4k2a
Molecular weight: 46,210 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.51  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  Actin Dynamics  |  PI3K/Akt Signaling
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Cross-references to other databases:  Reactome  |  BioGPS  |  Pfam  |  ENZYME  |  GeneCards  |  UniProtKB  |  Entrez-Gene  |  GenPept