an atypical protein kinase of the Alpha family. Dependent on Ca2 ions and calmodulin. May play a key role linking cellular energy status and the inhibition of protein synthesis, a major consumer of metabolic energy. Phosphorylates and inactivates eEF2, resulting in the inhibition of peptide-chain elongation eEF2K is phosphorylated and activated by AMPK in response to elevated AMP levels, which increase during cellular stress and starvation. Regulated in response to a range of stimuli including TNF-alpha. Overexpressed in breast cancer cell lines and tumors. Activated in rat glioblastoma, and growth was inhibited by the drug Rottlerin. Activity induced in ischemic heart muscle Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: ATYPICAL group; Alpha family; EC 126.96.36.199; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Protein kinase, atypical; Translation; eEF2K subfamily