Name PKD2
Full Name Polycystin-2
Synonyms Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease type II protein, Polycystic kidney disease 2 protein, Polycystwin, R48321, Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily P member 2 | TRPP2
Primary ID Q13563
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Type protein
Relations 2
Function Functions as a cation channel involved in fluid-flow mechanosensation by the primary cilium in renal epithelium (PubMed:18695040). Functions as outward-rectifying K(+) channel, but is also permeable to Ca(2+), and to a much lesser degree also to Na(+) (PubMed:11854751, PubMed:15692563, PubMed:27071085, PubMed:27991905). May contribute to the release of Ca(2+) stores from the endoplasmic reticulum (PubMed:11854751, PubMed:20881056). Together with TRPV4, forms mechano- and thermosensitive channels in cilium (PubMed:18695040). PKD1 and PKD2 may function through a common signaling pathway that is necessary to maintain the normal, differentiated state of renal tubule cells. Acts as a regulator of cilium length, together with PKD1. The dynamic control of cilium length is essential in the regulation of mechanotransductive signaling. The cilium length response creates a negative feedback loop whereby fluid shear-mediated deflection of the primary cilium, which decreases intracellular cAMP, leads to cilium shortening and thus decreases flow-induced signaling. Also involved in left-right axis specification via its role in sensing nodal flow; forms a complex with PKD1L1 in cilia to facilitate flow detection in left-right patterning. Detection of asymmetric nodal flow gives rise to a Ca(2+) signal that is required for normal, asymmetric expression of genes involved in the specification of body left-right laterality (By similarity).


Modifications Tables


Regulator Mechanism target score
+ img/unknown.png phosphorylation PKD2 0.15
Publications: 1 Organism: Homo Sapiens
Tissue: Kidney
+ up-regulates img/direct-activation.png phosphorylation PKD2 0.15
Publications: 1 Organism: Homo Sapiens
Tissue: Kidney