a protein kinase related to the NIMA (never in mitosis, gene A) serine/threonine kinase of Aspergillus nidulans. Expressed at high levels during gametogenesis and neurons of the peripheral ganglia. Implicated in the control of meiosis. Mouse mutants lead to facial malformation, male sterility and polycystic kidney disease. Two alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 220.127.116.11; Kinase, protein; NEK family; Other group; Protein kinase, Other; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor)
Cellular Component: centrosome; cytoplasm; nucleus; pericentriolar material
Molecular Function: kinase activity; protein binding; protein kinase activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activity
Biological Process: activation of protein kinase activity; DNA damage response, detection of DNA damage; protein amino acid phosphorylation; regulation of apoptosis; regulation of mitotic cell cycle; stress-activated protein kinase signaling pathway