a kinase of the PEK family. Phosphorylates and inhibits eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF)-2 alpha, providing an important protective mechanism during various cellular stress conditions including endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 18.104.22.168; GCN2 subfamily; Kinase, protein; Other group; PEK family; Protein kinase, Other; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Translation
Biological Process: cellular response to amino acid starvation; inhibition of CREB transcription factor; learning; long-term memory; negative regulation of neuron differentiation; negative regulation of translation initiation in response to stress; negative regulation of translational initiation; positive regulation of adaptive immune response; positive regulation of defense response to virus by host; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of translational initiation; T cell activation during immune response; viral protein biosynthetic process