Entrez Gene ID Official Symbol Species Alias Names Background
817 Kinase CAMKD; CaM kinase II delta subunit; CaM-kinase II delta chain; CaMK-II delta subunit; caM kinase II subunit delta; caMK-II subunit delta; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II delta; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II delta chain; calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II subunit delta The product of this gene belongs to the serine/threonine protein kinase family and to the Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase subfamily. Calcium signaling is crucial for several aspects of plasticity at glutamatergic synapses. In mammalian cells, the enzyme is composed of four different chains: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. The product of this gene is a delta chain. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. Distinct isoforms of this chain have different expression patterns.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2008]