activator of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5). Required for proper development of the central nervous system. The p35 form of this protein is cleaved by calpain, generating a p25 form, resulting in the prolonged activation and relocalization of the CDK5 from the cell periphery to nuclear and perinuclear regions. The p25 form accumulates in the brain neurons of patients with Alzheimer's disease, leading to aberrantly phosphorylated forms of the microtubule-associated protein tau, which contributes to Alzheimer's disease. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
LTP: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.