PDXK gene

pyridoxal kinase

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From NCBI Gene:

The protein encoded by this gene phosphorylates vitamin B6, a step required for the conversion of vitamin B6 to pyridoxal-5-phosphate, an important cofactor in intermediary metabolism. The encoded protein is cytoplasmic and probably acts as a homodimer. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described, but their biological validity has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Catalyzes the phosphorylation of the dietary vitamin B6 vitamers pyridoxal (PL), pyridoxine (PN) and pyridoxamine (PM) to form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), pyridoxine 5'-phosphate (PNP) and pyridoxamine 5'-phosphate (PMP), respectively (PubMed:9099727, PubMed:10987144, PubMed:17766369, PubMed:19351586, PubMed:31187503) (Probable). PLP is the active form of vitamin B6, and acts as a cofactor for over 140 different enzymatic reactions.

From NCBI Gene:


From UniProt:

Neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, 6C, with optic atrophy (HMSN6C): An autosomal recessive neurologic disorder characterized by childhood onset of axonal, sensorimotor polyneuropathy affecting mainly the lower limbs, and adult-onset optic atrophy. Clinical features include progressive distal muscle weakness and atrophy, significant standing and walking difficulties, areflexia, neurogenic pain and progressive visual impairment. [MIM:618511]

Cytogenetic Location: 21q22.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 21 at position 22.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 43,719,129 to 43,762,299 on chromosome 21 (Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20200522, GRCh38.p13) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 21q22.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 21 at position 22.3
  • C21orf97
  • C21orf124
  • HEL-S-1a
  • HMSN6C
  • PKH
  • PNK
  • PRED79