a Ser/Thr kinase of the STE20 subfamily. May play a role in the response to environmental stress and cytokines such as TNF-alpha. May interact with the SH3 domain of the adapter proteins Nck. Binds, via its CNH regulatory domain, to the N- terminal region of SPG3A. Upregulated in primary tumors and tumor cell lines. Required for anchorage-independent growth and ras-dependent focus formation in multiple cell lines. 5 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 126.96.36.199; Kinase, protein; MSN subfamily; Protein kinase, STE; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); STE group; STE20 family
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2q11.2-q12
Cellular Component: cytoplasm
Molecular Function: ATP binding; creatine kinase activity; protein binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; receptor signaling protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: microvillus biogenesis; negative regulation of apoptosis; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of JNK cascade