SGK (SGK1) is a serine/threonine kinase that may be a transcriptional target for p38/MAPK in hepatoma cells. SGK plays an important role in cellular stress response and cell survival. SGK1 is transcriptionally activated by numerous stimuli, including serum, glucocorticoids, osmotic stress, and hormones. It phosphorylates and negatively regulates pro-apoptotic FOXO3A. SGK1 is thought to play an essential function in nephropathy and cardiovascular development.
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Protein Aliases: serine/threonine protein kinase SGK; Serine/threonine-protein kinase Sgk1; Serum/glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1; Sgk1 variant i3
Gene Aliases: SGK; SGK1
UniProt ID: (Human) B7UUP7
Molecular Function: protein modifying enzyme