CAMK2D

CAMK2D

A gene on chromosome 4q26 that encodes the delta subunit of CAMK2, a calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase which belongs to a calcium-triggered signalling cascade. It is involved in sarcoplamic reticulum Ca2+ transport in skeletal muscle; in neurons, CAMK2 participates in promoting dendritic spine and synapse formation and in maintaining synaptic plasticity, which enables long-term potentiation (LTP) and hippocampus-dependent learning.
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These three genes, FSTL1 (follistatin-like 1), CAMK2D (calcium/ calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II delta) and KRT75 (keratin 75) (Figure 4), could reflect potential interaction of eggshell calcification and organic matrix formation.
In the region, several genes including SYNPO2 and CAMK2D were located, the latter of which encodes calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II delta chain.