a protein kinase of the STE20 family. Critical effector linking RhoGTPases to cytoskeleton reorganization and nuclear signaling. Activated by proteolytic cleavage during caspase-mediated apoptosis, and may play a role in regulating the apoptotic events in the dying cell. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 126.96.36.199; Protein kinase, STE; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Kinase, protein; STE group; STE20 family; PAKA subfamily
Cellular Component: membrane; cytoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; nucleotide binding; protein tyrosine kinase activator activity; protein kinase binding; protein kinase activity; transferase activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; protein binding; transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups; kinase activity; catalytic activity; ATP binding; receptor signaling protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: positive regulation of catalytic activity; metabolic process; apoptosis; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; axonogenesis; regulation of growth; positive regulation of protein kinase activity; response to stress; actin cytoskeleton organization and biogenesis; phosphorylation; negative regulation of apoptosis
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.