a 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. Preferentially found as a heterodimer with IKK-alpha but also as an homodimer. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 220.127.116.11; IKK family; Kinase, protein; Other group; Protein kinase, Other; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor)
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; cytosol; IkappaB kinase complex; internal side of plasma membrane; intracellular membrane-bound organelle
Molecular Function: ATP binding; IkappaB kinase activity; protein binding; protein heterodimerization activity; protein homodimerization activity; protein kinase activity; protein kinase binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: activation of NF-kappaB transcription factor; B cell homeostasis; cortical actin cytoskeleton organization and biogenesis; I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; neurite development; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of phosphorylation; response to drug; response to lipopolysaccharide; response to toxin; serine phosphorylation of STAT protein; skeletal muscle contraction; tumor necrosis factor-mediated signaling pathway