Protein Domain : IPR016237

Type:  Family Name:  Serine/threonine-protein kinase, Ulk1/Ulk2
Description:  Protein phosphorylation, which plays a key role in most cellular activities, is a reversible process mediated by protein kinases and phosphoprotein phosphatases. Protein kinases catalyse the transfer of the gamma phosphate from nucleotide triphosphates (often ATP) to one or more amino acid residues in a protein substrate side chain, resulting in a conformational change affecting protein function. Phosphoprotein phosphatases catalyse the reverse process. Protein kinases fall into three broad classes, characterised with respect to substrate specificity []:Serine/threonine-protein kinasesTyrosine-protein kinasesDual specificity protein kinases (e.g. MEK - phosphorylates both Thr and Tyr on target proteins)Protein kinase function is evolutionarily conserved from Escherichia coli to human []. Protein kinases play a role in a multitude of cellular processes, including division, proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation []. Phosphorylation usually results in a functional change of the target protein by changing enzyme activity, cellular location, or association with other proteins. The catalytic subunits of protein kinases are highly conserved, and several structures have been solved [], leading to large screens to develop kinase-specific inhibitors for the treatments of a number of diseases [].This represents serine/threonine-protein kinases (), such as Ulk1 and Ulk2 (Unc-51-Like Kinase). Ulk1 and Ulk2 regulate filopodia extension and branching of sensory axons. They are important for axon growth, playing an essential role in neurite extension of cerebellar granule cells [, ]. Short Name:  Ser/Thr_kin_STPK_Ulk-1/2

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5 Contains

DB identifier Type Name
IPR000719 Domain Protein kinase domain
IPR011009 Domain Protein kinase-like domain
IPR002290 Domain Serine/threonine/dual specificity protein kinase, catalytic domain
IPR017441 Binding_site Protein kinase, ATP binding site
IPR008271 Active_site Serine/threonine-protein kinase, active site

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5 GO Annotations

GO Term Gene Name Organism
GO:0004674 IPR016237
GO:0005524 IPR016237
GO:0006468 IPR016237
GO:0007165 IPR016237
GO:0007409 IPR016237

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7 Publications

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