LIMK2 a TKL kinase of the LISK family that regulates actin dynamics. Contains two N-terminal LIM motifs. Phosphorylated and activated by PAK1 and ROCK, downstream effectors of Rho. Phosphorylates cofilin, inhibiting its actin-depolymerizing activity. May contributes to Rho-induced reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton. Two alternative splice variants have been identified. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC; Kinase, protein; LIMK subfamily; LISK family; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Protein kinase, TKL; TKL group
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 11|11 A1
Cellular Component:  cis-Golgi network; cytoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function:  ATP binding; kinase activity; metal ion binding; nucleotide binding; protein heterodimerization activity; protein kinase activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activity; transferase activity
Biological Process:  actin cytoskeleton organization; cornea development in camera-type eye; head development; phosphorylation; protein phosphorylation; spermatogenesis
Reference #:  O54785 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: 9430059K01; A930024P04Rik; C85310; LIM domain kinase 2; LIM kinase 2; LIM motif-containing protein kinase 2; LIM-containing protein kinase 2a; LIM-containing protein kinase 2t; LIMK-2; Limk2; Limk2a; Limk2b; Limk2t-1 and Limk2t-2; OTTMUSP00000005213; OTTMUSP00000005215; OTTMUSP00000005216
Gene Symbols: Limk2
Molecular weight: 72,202 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 7.47  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
CST Pathways:  TGF-ß Signaling
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