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: Protein kinase, STE; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Kinase, protein; EC 18.104.22.168; STE group; STE20 family; PAKA subfamily
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 3q29
Cellular Component: perinuclear region of cytoplasm; cytoplasm; nucleolus; plasma membrane; nucleus; cytosol
Molecular Function: protein serine/threonine kinase activity; identical protein binding; protein binding; protein tyrosine kinase activator activity; protein kinase binding; ATP binding; protein kinase activity
Biological Process: axon guidance; viral reproduction; apoptosis; protein amino acid autophosphorylation; signal transduction; T cell receptor signaling pathway; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of defense response to virus by virus; regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; regulation of growth; T cell costimulation; negative regulation of protein kinase activity; innate immune response; phosphorylation; negative regulation of apoptosis; cell structure disassembly during 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.