a ubiquitous protein kinase of the GRK family. Phosphorylates the beta-2-adrenergic receptor and related G-protein-coupled receptors. Appears to mediate agonist-specific desensitization observed at high agonist concentrations. Expression level is consistently elevated in chronic human heart failure. Mouse models of severe heart failure have been used to demonstrate that inhibition of BARK1 with a peptide inhibitor is sufficient to increase mean survival, reduce dialation and improve cardiac function. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: AGC group; BARK subfamily; EC 188.8.131.52; GRK family; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, AGC; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor)
Biological Process: acetylcholine receptor signaling, muscarinic pathway; cardiac muscle contraction; desensitization of G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway; entry of virus into host cell; negative regulation of striated muscle contraction; negative regulation of the force of heart contraction by chemical signal; peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; positive regulation of catecholamine secretion; receptor internalization; tachykinin signaling pathway; viral genome replication