Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 November 2015, last major update July 2013

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PubMed Search: Akt1+[title]
Cite this page: Akt1. website. Accessed June 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • AKT1 is a serine / threonine protein kinase
  • Also called RAC-alpha serine / threonine-protein kinase, v-akt murine-thymoma viral-oncogene-homolog 1, protein kinase B (PKB)
  • Encoded by AKT1 gene
  • Regulates many processes including metabolism, proliferation, cell survival, growth and angiogenesis (UniProt, Wikipedia)
  • Activation, a frequence alteration in cancer, occurs through phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, and pathway may also include PTEN, KRAS and mTOR
Clinical features
Diagrams / tables

PI3K-AKT pathway

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Abnormal epidermal stratification

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (fig 1)

Phospho-specific AKT antibody

Phosphorylation levels of Akt with NBS1

Positive staining - normal