a oncogenic kinase of the IKK family. Phosphorylates inhibitors of NF-kappa-B thus leading to the dissociation of the inhibitor/NF-kappa-B complex and ultimately the degradation of the inhibitor. Plays a pivotal role in coordinating the activation of IRF3 and NF-kappaB in the innate immune response. Its redistribution to PML nuclear bodies upon DNA damage is TOPORS-dependent. Is a breast cancer oncogene that exerts its oncogenic properties through cRel. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 188.8.131.52; IKK family; Inhibitor; Kinase, protein; Other group; Protein kinase, Other; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor)
Molecular Function: NF-kappaB-inducing kinase activity; protein binding; protein kinase activity; ubiquitin protein ligase binding
Biological Process: DNA damage response, signal transduction resulting in induction of apoptosis; innate immune response; negative regulation of interferon type I production; peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; protein amino acid phosphorylation; protein homooligomerization