Protein Kinase A

Supporting information

Protein kinase A (PKA, aka cAMP-dependent protein kinase) is involved in the regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism and is a component of the signal transduction mechanism of certain GPCRs. Protein kinase A is composed of two regulatory subunits and two catalytic subunits. There are multiple isoforms of the regulatory subunit (RIα- and RIβ-, RIIα- and RIIβ-).

Binding of cAMP to the regulatory subunit releases the catalytic subunits, which then phosphorylate a diverse set of proteins including the transcription factor CREB, ion channels and metabolic enzymes. Protein kinase A is localized to specific sites near these substrates within cells by scaffold proteins known as A kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs).

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Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
Catalytic Cα Human PRKACA NM_002730 P17612
Mouse Prkaca NM_008854 P05132
Rat Prkaca NM_001100922 P27791
Catalytic Cβ Human PRKACB NM_182948 P22694
Mouse Prkacb NM_011100 P68181
Rat Prkacb NM_001077645 P68182
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