PNCK is a member of the calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase family of protein serine/threonine kinases (see CAMK1; MIM 604998) (Gardner et al., 2000 [PubMed 10673339]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008] (from
Lovrečić et al., Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Plos One, 2014
Among these there were genes that have previously not been reported in human somatic follicular cells, like prokineticin 2 (PROK2), higher expressed in GC, and pregnancy up-regulated nonubiquitous CaM kinase (PNCK), higher expressed in CC.
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical significance and potential prognostic value of pregnancy up-regulated non-ubiquitous calmodulin kinase (PNCK) in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients.
Johnson et al., Washington, D.C., United States. In Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 2011
Pnck induces epidermal growth factor receptor degradation, most likely through perturbation of Hsp90 chaperone activity due to Hsp90 phosphorylation. Epidermal growth factor receptor degradation is coupled to proteasomal degradation of Pnck.
In addition to confirming that canonical cancer genes and miRNAs (including VEGFA, DUSP9 and ERBB4; miR-210, miR-184 and miR-206) play pivotal roles in ccRCC development, promising novel candidates (such as PNCK and miR-122) without previous annotation in ccRCC carcinogenesis were also discovered in this study.
Terashima et al., Kōbe, Japan. In Neuroscience, 2001
We observed the onset time and distribution pattern of beta2 isoform of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase I (CaMKIbeta2) in the CNS of the rat during the embryonic period until birth using an immunohistochemical method.