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 188.8.131.52; Kinase, protein; MSN subfamily; Protein kinase, STE; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); STE group; STE20 family