Akt, which is sometimes called protein kinase B (PKB) is an intracellular kinase that is important in a number of cellular functions, including regulation of glucose metabolism and cell growth. It is a kinase in the insulin signalling pathway, and insulin activation of Akt will result in GLUT 4 translocation to the cell membrane, thereby stimulating glucose uptake. Overexpression of Akt in the heart can cause a marked hypertrophy of the muscle.
protein kinase which is one of the key enzymes for regulating anti- apoptotic events
An enzyme that plays a key role in cell proliferation and survival. One of Akt's major functions is to block programmed cell death (apoptosis).
Also known as protein kinase B (PKB). Akt is a protein that plays a critical role in regulating cell growth and death, and is implicated in some of the most common human cancers
Akt1, also known as "Akt" or protein kinase B (PKB) is an important molecule in mammalian cellular signaling.