a CAM kinase of the MAPKKAPK family that can regulate translation. Following activation by MAP kinases, Mnk1 phosphorylates eIF4E at Ser209, increasing its affinity for the 7-methylguanosine-containing mRNA cap. Two MAPK phosphorylation sites in mouse Mnk1 (Thr197 and Thr202) are essential for its kinase activity. Three alternatively spliced human isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: CAMK group; EC 188.8.131.52; Kinase, protein; MAPKAPK family; MNK subfamily; Protein kinase, CAMK; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Translation
Molecular Function: ATP binding; calcium-dependent protein serine/threonine kinase activity; calmodulin binding; calmodulin-dependent protein kinase activity; protein binding; protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; protein amino acid phosphorylation