Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits 1-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase activity; insulin receptor substrate binding activity; and protein kinase activator activity. Involved in several processes, including energy homeostasis; negative regulation of apoptotic process; and regulation of nucleobase-containing compound metabolic process. Localizes to intercalated disc; lamellipodium; and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex. Is expressed in several structures, including early embryo; eye; and nervous system. Used to study CLOVES syndrome and breast cancer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including CLOVES syndrome; Cowden syndrome; breast cancer (multiple); colorectal cancer (multiple); and cutaneous Paget's disease. Orthologous to human PIK3CA (phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha).