Serine/threonine kinase that phosphorylates Thr-18 of p53/TP53 and may thereby prevent the interaction between p53/TP53 and MDM2. Defects in VRK1 are the cause of pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1 (PCH1); also called pontocerebellar hypoplasia with infantile spinal muscular atrophy or pontocerebellar hypoplasia with anterior horn cell disease. PCH1 is characterized by an abnormally small cerebellum and brainstem, central and peripheral motor dysfunction from birth, gliosis and anterior horn cell degeneration resembling infantile spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CK1 Ser/Thr protein kinase family. VRK subfamily. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: CK1 group; EC 188.8.131.52; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, CK1; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); VRK family